Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2/USB 3.1

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 83.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics37.3% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Very high background CPU (48%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2/USB 3.1  (all builds)
Memory7.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150624
Uptime6.4 Days
Run DateJun 29 '17 at 05:01
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 48%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 i7-4790K-$339
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
83.3% Excellent
SC Int 123
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 398
QC Float 409
QC Mixed 399
91% 402 Pts
MC Int 624
MC Float 663
MC Mixed 647
97% 645 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$250
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
37.3% Below average
Lighting 137
Reflection 94.6
Parallax 80.9
36% 104 fps
MRender 51.8
Gravity 122
Splatting 91.8
38% 88.4 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 37.3%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB-$152
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
90.1% Outstanding
Read 171
Write 143
Mixed 127
110% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 2.64
4K Mixed 0.77
157% 1.32 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 94%
Seagate ST31500541AS 1.5TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC34 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
55.9% Above average
Read 97.1
Write 97.7
Mixed 81.4
69% 92.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.57
129% 1.05 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 55.9%
Great: 54%
WD Black 2TB (2010)-$140
809GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
75.1% Very good
Read 144
Write 117
Mixed 111
93% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.45
4K Mixed 0.46
125% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 75.1%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-12800CL9-4GBRL 0420 F3-10666CL9-4GBRL 0420 F3-12800CL9-4GBRL 0420 F3-10666CL9-4GBRL 16GB
1600, 1333, 1600, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
56.8% Above average
MC Read 19.9
MC Write 20.6
MC Mixed 17.9
56% 19.5 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 17
47% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 59.5
67% 59.5 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 57%
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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 165 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2/USB 3.1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $809
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