Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (8th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 92 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 37.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics117% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very 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 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)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140429
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 09:09
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing way below expectations (8th 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, turbo 1.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
37.3% Below average
SC Int 101
SC Float 96.1
SC Mixed 87.3
76% 94.8 Pts
QC Int 164
QC Float 141
QC Mixed 139
34% 148 Pts
MC Int 128
MC Float 95.7
MC Mixed 110
17% 111 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 37.3%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Lighting 329
Reflection 316
Parallax 349
104% 331 fps
MRender 234
Gravity 390
Splatting 239
126% 288 fps
Poor: 76%
This bench: 117%
Great: 140%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB-$80
416GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 46 42 42 50 52 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
28.4% Poor
Read 52.5
Write 69
Mixed 33.2
SusWrite 46.4
37% 50.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
115% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 28.4%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1867 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
33.7% Below average
MC Read 9.7
MC Write 11.5
MC Mixed 11
31% 10.7 GB/s
SC Read 8.9
SC Write 15.2
SC Mixed 14.7
37% 12.9 GB/s
Latency 88.6
45% 88.6 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 33.7%
Great: 70%
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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 1,229 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2 - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $971
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