Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 72.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics50.6% 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 Drive81% 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)
Memory12.8 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 23:49
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
72.4% Very good
1-Core 109
2-Core 213
76% 161 Pts
4-Core 408
8-Core 408
56% 408 Pts
64-Core 412
28% 412 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 72%
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 as expected (50th percentile)
50.6% Above average
Lighting 164
Reflection 149
Parallax 150
43% 154 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 180
Splatting 121
51% 152 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 50.6%
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: 260 331 230 101 51 97 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
81% Excellent
Read 604
Write 404
Mixed 324
SusWrite 178
84% 378 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 73.7
4K Mixed 26.3
120% 43.7 MB/s
DQ Read 121
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 145
134% 199 MB/s
Poor: 88%
This bench: 81%
Great: 330%
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 (98th percentile)
63.5% Good
MC Read 22.3
MC Write 23
MC Mixed 20.5
63% 21.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 19.9
55% 19.1 GB/s
Latency 60.1
67% 60.1 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 63.5%
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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