Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 62.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics49.8% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive85.9% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1842 x 1036 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMay 16 '19 at 22:43
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4590-$80
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
62.8% Good
1-Core 105
2-Core 201
72% 153 Pts
4-Core 319
8-Core 388
47% 353 Pts
64-Core 382
26% 382 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
49.8% Average
Lighting 181
Reflection 173
Parallax 189
48% 181 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 176
Splatting 129
50% 152 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 57%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 512GB
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 341 213 78 95 83 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
Read 735
Write 308
Mixed 248
SusWrite 178
81% 367 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 80.4
4K Mixed 28.2
119% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 121
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 148
132% 192 MB/s
Poor: 85%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 331%
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 (51st percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
51.5% Above average
MC Read 17.7
MC Write 18.5
MC Mixed 16.3
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 18.5
SC Mixed 16.7
46% 16.3 GB/s
Latency 69.6
58% 69.6 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 62%
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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 2,270 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2 - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,101
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