Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 98.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics69.4% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 10 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
7 months ago, 7 months ago.
MotherboardAsus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20151027
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 02:52
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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-$255
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 135
108% 134 Pts
QC Int 513
QC Float 471
QC Mixed 515
113% 500 Pts
MC Int 535
MC Float 538
MC Mixed 526
80% 533 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX Titan-$1,088
EVGA(3842 2791) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1176 MHz, MLim: 1751 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
69.4% Good
Lighting 198
Reflection 158
Parallax 252
67% 203 fps
MRender 159
Gravity 207
Splatting 118
71% 162 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$109
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
64.2% Good
Read 115
Write 109
Mixed 52.5
68% 92.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 0.56
4K Mixed 0.29
60% 0.42 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 112%
WD Green 1TB (2009)-$64
720GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
57.6% Above average
Read 107
Write 93.5
Mixed 15.2
52% 71.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.36
4K Mixed 0.4
96% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 57%
Seagate Expansion 2TB
426GB free, PID 2321
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
30.4% Below average
Read 70.1
Write 71.6
Mixed 54.6
83% 65.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.32
62% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 30.4%
Great: 49%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (68th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
53.7% Above average
MC Read 18.9
MC Write 19.1
MC Mixed 17
52% 18.3 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 19.2
SC Mixed 15.9
48% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 67.2
60% 67.2 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 63%
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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 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1 - $272

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,118
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