Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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 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 83.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics16.5% 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 Drive80.9% 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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151027
Uptime9 Days
Run DateApr 21 '17 at 20:40
Run Duration169 Seconds
Run User CHE-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
83.3% Excellent
SC Int 112
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 111
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 449
QC Float 428
QC Mixed 438
100% 439 Pts
MC Int 437
MC Float 440
MC Mixed 442
66% 440 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 460-$203
Gigabyte(1458 34FC) 1GB
CLim: 715 MHz, MLim: 900 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 381.65
Performing below potential (54th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (44 fps cap detected)
16.5% Very poor
Lighting 45.2
Reflection 46
Parallax 43.2
14% 44.8 fps
MRender 44.7
Gravity 45.8
Splatting 40.6
18% 43.7 fps
Poor: 14%
This bench: 16.5%
Great: 19%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
297GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
80.9% Excellent
Read 499
Write 404
Mixed 418
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 63.8
4K Mixed 24.8
114% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 35.5
DQ Write 67.1
DQ Mixed 126
75% 76.2 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 118%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$63
425GB free
Firmware: 01.01V01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 41% Great: 78%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$109
165GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 34% Great: 65%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9 16GB
1333, 1867, 1333, 1867 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
71.1% Very good
MC Read 25.4
MC Write 26.1
MC Mixed 22.8
71% 24.8 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 23.3
61% 21.2 GB/s
Latency 58.2
69% 58.2 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 75%
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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 783 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: 78% - Very good Total price: $1,114
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