Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 50%
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 48%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics50.2% 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 Drive72% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 S  (all builds)
Memory10.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141022
Uptime3.2 Days
Run DateAug 09 '19 at 10:08
Run Duration180 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4770S-$439
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
77.9% Very good
1-Core 102
2-Core 233
77% 167 Pts
4-Core 452
8-Core 612
69% 532 Pts
64-Core 611
41% 611 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 70%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1502 MHz, MLim: 1812 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
50.2% Above average
Lighting 189
Reflection 185
Parallax 217
50% 197 fps
MRender 157
Gravity 185
Splatting 131
50% 158 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 50.2%
Great: 54%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$97
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 192 220 214 207 219 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
72% Very good
Read 368
Write 320
Mixed 258
SusWrite 208
65% 289 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 59.2
4K Mixed 36.4
122% 41.6 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 99.1
DQ Mixed 199
133% 161 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 72%
Great: 127%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR3 1866 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1867 MHz clocked @ 1904 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
72% Very good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 26.1
MC Mixed 22.2
71% 24.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 21.9
SC Mixed 24
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 49.6
81% 49.6 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 72%
Great: 110%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK S Builds (Compare 600 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 51%
Desktop 78%
Workstation 53%

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK S

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $849
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