Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics108% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2  (all builds)
Memory3.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180418
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 22 '19 at 21:00
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 13%
Watch Gameplay: 5700-XT + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (80th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$190
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
88.9% Excellent
Memory 97.7
1-Core 134
2-Core 264
95% 165 Pts
4-Core 459
8-Core 489
64% 474 Pts
64-Core 527
35% 527 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 88.9%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 5700-XT-$400
Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.10.1
Performing below potential (70th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
108% Outstanding
Lighting 138
Reflection 115
Parallax 231
112% 161 fps
MRender 115
Gravity 133
Splatting 159
72% 135 fps
Poor: 97%
This bench: 108%
Great: 116%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
9GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 488
Write 461
Mixed 298
92% 415 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 54.4
194% 69.8 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 174
174% 280 MB/s
Poor: 61% Great: 108%
Kingston A400 240GB-$26
53GB free
Firmware: SBFKB1E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 274 229 229 230 230 227 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
Read 417
Write 378
Mixed 354
SusWrite 237
78% 346 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 99.2
4K Mixed 43.5
161% 59.1 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 212
184% 270 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 101%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$50
785GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 149 143 148 153 152 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
85.5% Excellent
Read 151
Write 157
Mixed 84.3
SusWrite 148
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 85.5%
Great: 114%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$47
885GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 123 122 122 123 121 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
76.3% Very good
Read 144
Write 120
Mixed 116
SusWrite 121
93% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 77%
Generic STORAGE DEVICE 32GB
30GB free, PID 0732
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 25 26 25 25 25 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
26.3% Poor
Read 40.3
Write 36.2
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 26
48% 35.5 MB/s
4K Read 7.9
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 4.7
332% 5.6 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 26.3%
Great: 40%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2133 C11 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2176 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
82.4% Excellent
MC Read 29.3
MC Write 30.6
MC Mixed 27.2
83% 29 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 24.9
SC Mixed 24.2
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 47.6
84% 47.6 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 82.4%
Great: 79%

 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 824 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2 - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,127
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