Asus SABERTOOTH Z77

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
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 87.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics62.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Run History
MotherboardAsus SABERTOOTH Z77  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20121219
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 14:27
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%

 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 i5-3570K-$331
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
87.3% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 116
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 454
QC Float 468
QC Mixed 461
104% 461 Pts
MC Int 454
MC Float 469
MC Mixed 459
69% 461 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 87.3%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
62.7% Good
Lighting 200
Reflection 166
Parallax 191
61% 186 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 180
Splatting 122
64% 148 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 62.7%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$54
484GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
84.1% Excellent
Read 175
Write 118
Mixed 117
102% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 2.16
4K Mixed 0.16
75% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 85%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$62
379GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
81.8% Excellent
Read 147
Write 139
Mixed 122
102% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.25
106% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10 029E CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 16GB
1333, 1333 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance (0th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
54.2% Above average
MC Read 19.2
MC Write 19.3
MC Mixed 16.9
53% 18.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 16.9
SC Mixed 18
48% 16.7 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 54.2%
Great: 67%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical SABERTOOTH Z77 Builds (Compare 2,522 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 - $497

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,395
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