Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1/USB 3.1

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics42.4% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive103% 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.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1/USB 3.1  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150427
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateMar 20 '17 at 01:47
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 i7-4790K-$339
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
90% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 126
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 434
QC Float 436
QC Mixed 444
99% 438 Pts
MC Int 615
MC Float 664
MC Mixed 654
96% 644 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 90%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
Asus(1043 8528) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
42.4% Average
Lighting 141
Reflection 119
Parallax 131
42% 130 fps
MRender 82.2
Gravity 125
Splatting 85
42% 97.5 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 42.4%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$200
361GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 496
Write 484
Mixed 500
110% 494 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 26.9
155% 62.4 MB/s
DQ Read 28.9
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 24.4
68% 134 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 103%
Great: 124%
WD Black 5TB (2015)-$250
4TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 77% Great: 127%
WD Black 6TB (2015)-$290
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 151
Write 203
Mixed 170
131% 175 MB/s
4K Read 4.41
4K Write 3.03
4K Mixed 0.28
271% 2.58 MB/s
Poor: 85%
This bench: 102%
Great: 132%
WD VelociRaptor 1TB-$268
693GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 177
Mixed 176
136% 180 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 3.83
4K Mixed 0.29
143% 1.69 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 105%
Great: 117%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
61.6% Good
MC Read 21.8
MC Write 22.1
MC Mixed 18.6
60% 20.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 23.3
SC Mixed 20.7
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 59.6
67% 59.6 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 63%
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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 1/USB 3.1 Builds (Compare 191 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1/USB 3.1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $721
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