Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (97th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 3 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 91.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics55.6% 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)
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
12 months ago, 12 months ago.
MotherboardAsus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2  (all builds)
Memory14.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151027
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '19 at 02:52
Run Duration152 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4770K-$293
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
91.6% Outstanding
Memory 97.2
1-Core 122
2-Core 250
91% 157 Pts
4-Core 484
8-Core 564
70% 524 Pts
64-Core 620
42% 620 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 91.6%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 431.36
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
55.6% Above average
Lighting 202
Reflection 188
Parallax 228
53% 206 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 201
Splatting 132
56% 162 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 55.6%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
430GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 467
Write 454
Mixed 361
95% 427 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 56.3
193% 68.8 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 362
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 80% Great: 133%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$99
316GB free
Firmware: CC41
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 129
Write 167
Mixed 28.3
78% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 1.9
353% 2.73 MB/s
Poor: 50% Great: 109%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$89
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 108
Write 131
Mixed 69.5
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.6
199% 2.17 MB/s
Poor: 41% Great: 91%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
86.9% Excellent
MC Read 31.9
MC Write 32.5
MC Mixed 27.9
88% 30.8 GB/s
SC Read 22
SC Write 22.9
SC Mixed 27.4
69% 24.1 GB/s
Latency 49.3
81% 49.3 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 87%

 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 2,911 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2 - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $1,127
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