Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics75.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive62.4% 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.
Very high background CPU (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2  (all builds)
Memory9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140509
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 10 '20 at 05:13
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
75% Very good
Memory 88.3
1-Core 103
2-Core 200
77% 130 Pts
4-Core 333
8-Core 635
60% 484 Pts
64-Core 638
43% 638 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 75%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$270
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing below potential (77th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
75.6% Very good
Lighting 300
Reflection 243
Parallax 275
79% 273 fps
MRender 226
Gravity 267
Splatting 177
76% 223 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$75
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 49 48 47 45 43 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
62.4% Good
Read 458
Write 94.7
Mixed 90.5
SusWrite 47.2
37% 173 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 37.9
4K Mixed 25
106% 32.7 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 64.4
DQ Mixed 69.4
87% 163 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 62.4%
Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 204 204 204 205 202 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 198
Write 198
Mixed 86.8
SusWrite 203
125% 171 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 115%
Great: 113%
WD Elements 1TB
772GB free, PID 10a8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 110 110 110 109 111 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
48.8% Average
Read 115
Write 116
Mixed 66
SusWrite 110
136% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.8
118% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 48.8%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (31st percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
50% Average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 18.3
MC Mixed 15.4
49% 17.1 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 18
SC Mixed 14.2
43% 15.1 GB/s
Latency 69.3
58% 69.3 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 50%
Great: 89%

 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 544 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2 - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,182
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