Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 61.1%, 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 Drive48.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
High background CPU (24%). 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)
Memory11.3 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 22:56
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th 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-$160
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
61.1% Good
1-Core 98.9
2-Core 203
71% 151 Pts
4-Core 316
8-Core 356
45% 336 Pts
64-Core 376
25% 376 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
49.8% Average
Lighting 181
Reflection 173
Parallax 189
48% 181 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 176
Splatting 124
50% 151 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 56%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 512GB
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 230 281 346 341 252 80 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
48.6% Average
Read 262
Write 302
Mixed 51
SusWrite 255
49% 218 MB/s
4K Read 2.6
4K Write 41.7
4K Mixed 12
41% 18.8 MB/s
DQ Read 108
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 152
135% 197 MB/s
Poor: 88%
This bench: 48.6%
Great: 330%
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
51.1% Above average
MC Read 17.8
MC Write 18.4
MC Mixed 16.4
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.7
SC Write 17.4
SC Mixed 15.9
45% 15.7 GB/s
Latency 72.1
56% 72.1 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 51.1%
Great: 63%
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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 2,457 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: 46% - Average Total price: $1,161
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