Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2/USB 3.1

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 93%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
3 years ago, 3 years ago.
MotherboardAsus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2/USB 3.1  (all builds)
Memory28.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151027
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateNov 25 '16 at 00:38
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 31%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
93% Outstanding
Memory 97.4
1-Core 128
2-Core 253
92% 159 Pts
4-Core 480
8-Core 678
75% 579 Pts
64-Core 679
46% 679 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 93%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
CLim: 1641 MHz, MLim: 1902 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 375.95
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 225
Reflection 202
Parallax 221
59% 216 fps
Gravity 200
Splatting 150
67% 175 fps
Poor: 47% Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$53
238GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
82.5% Excellent
Read 153
Write 135
Mixed 131
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 2.28
4K Mixed 0.29
98% 1.04 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 106%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$53
131GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
95.1% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 157
Mixed 120
112% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 2.26
4K Mixed 0.33
110% 1.12 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 95.1%
Great: 106%
Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 250GB-$29
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 16% Great: 50%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMY16GX3M2A2400C11 0215 CMD16GX3M2A2400C11 0215 CMY16GX3M2A2400C11 0215 CMD16GX3M2A2400C11 32GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
86.3% Excellent
MC Read 31.9
MC Write 32.6
MC Mixed 27.1
87% 30.5 GB/s
SC Read 20.2
SC Write 24.1
SC Mixed 27.5
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 48.7
82% 48.7 ns
Poor: 82%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 86%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2/USB 3.1 Builds (Compare 551 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/USB 3.1

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