Asrock Z97M Killer

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 13%
Tree trunk
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (20th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 80 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 2.67%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is terrible.
Graphics30.6% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (96%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsrock Z97M Killer  (all builds)
Memory5.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141217
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 11 '18 at 16:19
Run Duration213 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 96%

 PC Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-4690-$255
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.2 GHz (avg)
Relative performance (0th percentile)
2.67% Terrible
SC Int 3.7
SC Float 4.5
SC Mixed 4.6
3% 4.27 Pts
QC Int 11.4
QC Float 11.3
QC Mixed 12.3
3% 11.7 Pts
MC Int 13.4
MC Float 14.1
MC Mixed 13.6
2% 13.7 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 2.67%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
30.6% Below average
Lighting 28
Reflection 30.8
Parallax 113
18% 57.4 fps
MRender 78.3
Gravity 116
Splatting 80.5
40% 91.7 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 30.6%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$31
441GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 69 79 98 102 96 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
55.3% Above average
Read 102
Write 115
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 90.3
67% 91.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 1 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 55.3%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident DDR3 2000 C9 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
8.15% Terrible
MC Read 3.3
MC Write 2.8
MC Mixed 4
10% 3.37 GB/s
SC Read 0.2
SC Write 1
SC Mixed 0.3
2% 0.5 GB/s
Latency 891
4% 891 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 8.15%
Great: 53%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z97M Killer Builds (Compare 77 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asrock Z97M Killer

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $754
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