Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 81.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics25.4% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
MotherboardAsus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1  (all builds)
Memory4.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140617
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJul 29 '18 at 17:08
Run Duration182 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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-$255
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
81.9% Excellent
SC Int 112
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 111
89% 112 Pts
QC Int 433
QC Float 424
QC Mixed 428
97% 428 Pts
MC Int 433
MC Float 418
MC Mixed 426
64% 426 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750 Ti-$110
CLim: 1463 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
25.4% Poor
Lighting 79.1
Reflection 50.7
Parallax 73
24% 67.6 fps
MRender 57.6
Gravity 80.2
Splatting 44.2
27% 60.7 fps
Poor: 17%
This bench: 25.4%
Great: 25%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$207
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 6768
Write 5,720
Mixed 5,300
1,319% 5,929 MB/s
4K Read 654
4K Write 352
4K Mixed 347
1,622% 451 MB/s
DQ Read 1,972
DQ Write 1,726
DQ Mixed 1,788
1,357% 1,829 MB/s
Poor: 62% Great: 117%
WD WD5000AAVS-00ZTB0 500GB
182GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 50 51 50 49 51 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
30.4% Below average
Read 55.5
Write 55.2
Mixed 38
SusWrite 50.1
37% 49.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 30.4%
Great: 48%
Seagate Expansion 1TB
649GB free
Firmware: 1805
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 41 41 41 41 41 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
22.9% Poor
Read 38.3
Write 34.5
Mixed 32
SusWrite 41
27% 36.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 22.9%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x4GB-$35
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
66.9% Good
MC Read 24.4
MC Write 24.5
MC Mixed 20.6
66% 23.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 20
56% 19.5 GB/s
Latency 55.8
72% 55.8 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 67%
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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 1,315 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1 - $272

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,113
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