Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics92.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive95% 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.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
MotherboardAsus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2  (all builds)
Memory9.3 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140529
Uptime5.2 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 00:55
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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 i5-4690K-$235
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
81.5% Excellent
SC Int 112
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 110
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 432
QC Float 439
QC Mixed 427
98% 433 Pts
MC Int 434
MC Float 428
MC Mixed 426
64% 429 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$275
MaxC: 1568 MHz, MaxM: 1827 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
92.4% Outstanding
Lighting 378
Reflection 194
Parallax 210
92% 261 fps
MRender 162
Gravity 193
Splatting 134
81% 163 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$139
54GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
95% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 342
Mixed 350
88% 397 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 74.7
4K Mixed 26.5
140% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 81.6
116% 219 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 95%
Great: 96%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$50
744GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 174
Mixed 142
125% 167 MB/s
4K Read 1.04
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.31
105% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$37
16GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
47% Average
Read 90
Write 73.5
Mixed 69.7
58% 77.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.37
91% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 47%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CML8GX3M2A1600C9 0420 F3-12800CL9-2GBRL 0215 CML8GX3M2A1600C9 0420 F3-12800CL9-2GBRL 12GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 2048, 4096, 2048 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
61.7% Good
MC Read 21.8
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 19.7
60% 21.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 18.7
54% 18.8 GB/s
Latency 58
69% 58 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 61.7%
Great: 62%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2 - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $1,122
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