Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics37.2% 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 Drive98.8% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2  (all builds)
Memory8.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150427
Uptime11.2 Days
Run DateMar 12 '17 at 19:44
Run Duration218 Seconds
Run User HKG-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
74.8% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 106
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 361
QC Float 359
QC Mixed 364
82% 361 Pts
MC Int 542
MC Float 573
MC Mixed 560
84% 558 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
Asus(1043 8472) 2GB
CLim: 1228 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 378.49
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
37.2% Below average
Lighting 98
Reflection 77.2
Parallax 119
33% 98.2 fps
MRender 85.4
Gravity 118
Splatting 76
40% 93.2 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 37.2%
Great: 40%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Plextor M5 Pro 256GB-$100
126GB free
Firmware: 1.03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
98.8% Outstanding
Read 496
Write 432
Mixed 453
103% 461 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 64.4
4K Mixed 37.9
129% 44.2 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 104
126% 223 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 98.8%
Great: 104%
WD Red 3TB (2012)-$99
1.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
64.8% Good
Read 114
Write 111
Mixed 112
85% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.21
94% 1.06 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 64.8%
Great: 88%
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB-$122
1TB free
Firmware: CC32 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
69.6% Good
Read 118
Write 125
Mixed 101
86% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.02
4K Mixed 0.54
103% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 75%
WD Re 3TB (2012)-$165
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01K01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
83.9% Excellent
Read 144
Write 147
Mixed 142
109% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.98
4K Write 3.69
4K Mixed 0.65
181% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 83.9%
Great: 94%
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB-$122
252GB free
Firmware: CC32 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
59.7% Above average
Read 120
Write 88.3
Mixed 71.2
69% 93.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 0.87
4K Mixed 0.48
84% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 59.7%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
80.2% Excellent
MC Read 29.8
MC Write 30.5
MC Mixed 26
82% 28.8 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 21.2
57% 19.9 GB/s
Latency 50.8
79% 50.8 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 87%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2 Builds (Compare 718 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2 - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,232
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