Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 67.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics50.8% 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 Drive74.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1842 x 1036 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMay 18 '19 at 17:29
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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-$170
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
67.8% Good
1-Core 102
2-Core 208
73% 155 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 375
52% 378 Pts
64-Core 400
27% 400 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
50.8% Above average
Lighting 184
Reflection 177
Parallax 193
48% 184 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 180
Splatting 125
51% 153 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 50.8%
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: 163 211 283 165 237 322 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
74.2% Very good
Read 496
Write 352
Mixed 275
SusWrite 230
75% 338 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 86.4
4K Mixed 17
102% 42.1 MB/s
DQ Read 95.4
DQ Write 376
DQ Mixed 131
131% 201 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 335%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
61.6% Good
MC Read 21.3
MC Write 22.9
MC Mixed 19.7
61% 21.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 18.7
SC Mixed 19.1
51% 18 GB/s
Latency 59.3
67% 59.3 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 61.6%
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 2,263 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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