Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Gaming 49%
Desktop 50%
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 56.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics55.7% 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 Drive54.5% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Run History
12 months ago, 12 months ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150324
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 19 '17 at 20:51
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User MEX-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD FX-8350-$109
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
56.1% Above average
SC Int 85
SC Float 72.8
SC Mixed 78.8
63% 78.9 Pts
QC Int 289
QC Float 240
QC Mixed 267
60% 266 Pts
MC Int 504
MC Float 436
MC Mixed 486
72% 475 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 56.1%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.49
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
55.7% Above average
Lighting 161
Reflection 144
Parallax 136
47% 147 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 165
Splatting 121
62% 145 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 55.7%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
17GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
54.5% Above average
Read 433
Write 138
Mixed 177
54% 249 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 64.4
4K Mixed 14.1
86% 33.6 MB/s
DQ Read 27
DQ Write 140
DQ Mixed 28.1
38% 64.9 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 64%
WD WD5000AVVS-63H0B1 500GB
81GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
26.8% Poor
Read 48.6
Write 44.2
Mixed 36.9
32% 43.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.92
4K Mixed 0.26
86% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 26.8%
Great: 52%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMZ32GX3M4A1866C10 CMY16GX3M2A1866C9 16GB
1333, 1333 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
42.7% Average
MC Read 16.7
MC Write 14.1
MC Mixed 14.5
43% 15.1 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 9.1
SC Mixed 13.4
31% 10.8 GB/s
Latency 85.6
47% 85.6 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 13,360 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 56%
Desktop 54%
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $626
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