Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 89.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics37.9% 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)
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2  (all builds)
Memory8.1 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140617
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 15:44
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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-$158
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
89.8% Excellent
SC Int 125
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 121
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 480
QC Float 428
QC Mixed 471
104% 460 Pts
MC Int 478
MC Float 459
MC Mixed 471
70% 469 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
Gigabyte(1458 3763) ≥ 4GB; GV-N10gTOC-4GD
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
37.9% Below average
Lighting 117
Reflection 78.8
Parallax 118
36% 104 fps
MRender 81
Gravity 111
Splatting 80.1
39% 90.8 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 37.9%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 502
Write 487
Mixed 385
102% 458 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 62.9
216% 77 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 354
268% 361 MB/s
Poor: 74% Great: 125%
Seagate Expansion+ 4TB
2TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 113 112 114 115 113 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
53.8% Above average
Read 77
Write 95.8
Mixed 73
SusWrite 110
66% 88.9 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.6
164% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 53.8%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905403-011.A02LF 99U5471-020.A00LF 9905403-011.A02LF 99U5471-020.A00LF 12GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
2048, 4096, 2048, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
53.7% Above average
MC Read 18.6
MC Write 19.3
MC Mixed 16.6
52% 18.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 19.1
SC Mixed 18
49% 17.2 GB/s
Latency 65.9
61% 65.9 ns
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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 1,324 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2 - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,117
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