Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 70.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics49.7% 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 Drive89.7% 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)
Memory11.4 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 22:53
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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-$159
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
70.6% Very good
1-Core 105
2-Core 208
74% 156 Pts
4-Core 403
8-Core 389
54% 396 Pts
64-Core 403
27% 403 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 70.6%
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)
49.7% Average
Lighting 180
Reflection 174
Parallax 190
47% 181 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 176
Splatting 122
50% 150 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 49.7%
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: 219 349 344 266 90 73 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
89.7% Excellent
Read 742
Write 348
Mixed 295
SusWrite 224
89% 402 MB/s
4K Read 15.9
4K Write 86.6
4K Mixed 34.7
114% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 153
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 68.2
100% 181 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 89.7%
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 (67th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
52.9% Above average
MC Read 18.1
MC Write 18.9
MC Mixed 16.8
51% 17.9 GB/s
SC Read 14.2
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 17.5
49% 17 GB/s
Latency 67.6
59% 67.6 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 52.9%
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 2,284 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2 - $299

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