Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics51.5% 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 Drive80.6% 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.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1842 x 1036 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime1 Days
Run DateMay 22 '19 at 23:19
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4590-$179
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
75.3% Very good
Memory 92.8
1-Core 93.4
2-Core 207
77% 131 Pts
4-Core 324
8-Core 397
48% 360 Pts
64-Core 397
27% 397 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing below potential (64th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
51.5% Above average
Lighting 169
Reflection 151
Parallax 150
44% 157 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 183
Splatting 126
52% 155 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 56%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 512GB
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 93 71 79 135 116 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
80.6% Excellent
Read 744
Write 356
Mixed 308
SusWrite 107
83% 378 MB/s
4K Read 10.8
4K Write 86.7
4K Mixed 33
104% 43.5 MB/s
DQ Read 160
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 135
137% 215 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 317%
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 (91st percentile)
61% Good
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 19.6
60% 21.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 19.2
SC Mixed 18.8
51% 17.9 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 61%
Great: 63%

 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 632 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2 - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $1,211
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