Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics113% 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.
Boot Drive101% 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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2  (all builds)
Memory9.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140509
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateNov 02 '17 at 12:41
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU 21%
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 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790-$226
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
79.7% Very good
Memory 93.3
1-Core 104
2-Core 195
79% 131 Pts
4-Core 358
8-Core 521
57% 440 Pts
64-Core 536
36% 536 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.49
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Lighting 147
Reflection 149
Parallax 141
119% 146 fps
MRender 114
Gravity 137
Splatting 109
107% 120 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 113%
Great: 116%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$195
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 499
Write 419
Mixed 502
106% 474 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 79.4
4K Mixed 39
132% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 151
158% 261 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 101%
Great: 122%
WD WD5000AAKS-00A7B2 1TB
616GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
36.7% Below average
Read 70.3
Write 57.6
Mixed 66.2
49% 64.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.28
4K Mixed 0.17
51% 0.55 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 36.7%
Great: 104%
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 above expectations (69th percentile)
65.7% Good
MC Read 23.8
MC Write 24.8
MC Mixed 21.2
66% 23.3 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 19.4
SC Mixed 18.9
50% 17.6 GB/s
Latency 61.4
65% 61.4 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 72%

 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 1,356 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 2 - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,087
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