Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 74.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics49.8% 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 Drive77% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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 (63%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1  (all builds)
Memory9.3 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151027
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 07 '18 at 19:31
Run Duration210 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 63%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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 i5-4690K-$232
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
74.7% Very good
SC Int 110
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 113
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 379
QC Float 363
QC Mixed 369
84% 371 Pts
MC Int 371
MC Float 392
MC Mixed 395
58% 386 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
XFX(1682 3001) 3GB
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1550 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
49.8% Average
Lighting 156
Reflection 90.2
Parallax 208
54% 151 fps
MRender 69.1
Gravity 152
Splatting 98.4
47% 107 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 51%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$199
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
77% Very good
Read 467
Write 339
Mixed 349
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 71.7
4K Mixed 18.5
122% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 37.4
DQ Write 74
DQ Mixed 18.9
25% 43.4 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 77%
Great: 117%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$119
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
64.5% Good
Read 142
Write 82.6
Mixed 131
90% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.24
103% 1.12 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 64.5%
Great: 110%
WD Black 750GB (2008)-$187
688GB free
Firmware: 05.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
63.4% Good
Read 117
Write 104
Mixed 99.3
80% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 2.46
4K Mixed 0.47
132% 1.25 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 63%
Toshiba MK1246GSX 120GB
112GB free
Firmware: LB211A Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
30% Below average
Read 51.8
Write 52.7
Mixed 52.2
39% 52.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.12
4K Mixed 0.32
75% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 30%
Great: 30%
Seagate ST96812AS 60GB
56GB free
Firmware: 3.14 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
22.3% Poor
Read 37.9
Write 39.5
Mixed 39
29% 38.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 0.92
4K Mixed 0.31
72% 0.58 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 22.3%
Great: 23%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8 0420 F3-12800CL9-2GBRL 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8 0420 F3-12800CL9-2GBRL 12GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 2048, 4096, 2048 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
51.2% Above average
MC Read 17.6
MC Write 19.1
MC Mixed 16.5
51% 17.7 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 15
45% 15.8 GB/s
Latency 80.5
50% 80.5 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 51.2%
Great: 51%
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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 1 Builds (Compare 1,275 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1 - $272

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $935
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