Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2/USB 3.1

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 100%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics49.8% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive106% 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.
MotherboardAsus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2/USB 3.1  (all builds)
Memory8.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150302
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 01:03
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-4670K-$250
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 135
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 532
QC Float 523
QC Mixed 528
120% 527 Pts
MC Int 529
MC Float 508
MC Mixed 525
78% 521 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 100%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280-$185
PowerColor(148C 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1150 MHz, MLim: 1575 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.2.2
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
49.8% Average
Lighting 156
Reflection 97.4
Parallax 208
54% 154 fps
MRender 73.6
Gravity 144
Splatting 106
47% 108 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 46%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 406
Mixed 407
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 28.5
157% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 28.7
102% 225 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 106%
Great: 123%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
515GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 146
Mixed 140
115% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1.04
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.32
123% 1.25 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 106%
WD Blue 2.5" 500GB-$37
279GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
44.6% Average
Read 88.4
Write 66.8
Mixed 80
59% 78.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.17
69% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 44.6%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
72% Very good
MC Read 25.2
MC Write 26.3
MC Mixed 23.1
71% 24.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 24.8
SC Mixed 21.7
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 52.8
76% 52.8 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 72%
Great: 73%
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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/USB 3.1 Builds (Compare 267 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2/USB 3.1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $672
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