Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 71.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics50.9% 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 Drive83% 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)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1842 x 1036 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJun 12 '19 at 03:20
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 way above expectations (87th percentile)
71.1% Very good
1-Core 108
2-Core 212
76% 160 Pts
4-Core 397
8-Core 396
54% 396 Pts
64-Core 384
26% 384 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 71.1%
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)
50.9% Above average
Lighting 165
Reflection 158
Parallax 151
43% 158 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 180
Splatting 131
52% 156 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 512GB
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 50 100 79 73 51 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
83% Excellent
Read 737
Write 373
Mixed 293
SusWrite 88
82% 373 MB/s
4K Read 14
4K Write 86.3
4K Mixed 36.4
114% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 157
DQ Write 396
DQ Mixed 160
155% 237 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 83%
Great: 335%
Kingston DataTraveler 101 G2 USB 2.0 16GB-$8
6GB free, PID 1642
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6 6.4 6.9 6.9 6.5 6.9 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
7.28% Terrible
Read 24.5
Write 6.8
Mixed 5.2
SusWrite 6.6
12% 10.8 MB/s
4K Read 9.7
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
36% 3.23 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 7.28%
Great: 9%
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 (97th percentile)
63% Good
MC Read 22.2
MC Write 22.9
MC Mixed 20.2
62% 21.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 20.3
SC Mixed 19.4
53% 18.7 GB/s
Latency 59
68% 59 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 63%
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 2,265 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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