Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 57.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics51.7% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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 M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory5.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime2.6 Days
Run DateDec 01 '17 at 15:25
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th 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-$115
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
57.2% Above average
SC Int 84.2
SC Float 72.2
SC Mixed 77.8
62% 78.1 Pts
QC Int 290
QC Float 254
QC Mixed 281
62% 275 Pts
MC Int 477
MC Float 411
MC Mixed 467
68% 451 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 57.2%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$265
CLim: 1266 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
51.7% Above average
Lighting 132
Reflection 144
Parallax 158
44% 145 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 149
Splatting 120
58% 135 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
294GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
85.8% Excellent
Read 147
Write 153
Mixed 142
111% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.65
4K Mixed 0.2
69% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 103%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown EWB4GB681PAE-16IC 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
40.9% Average
MC Read 18
MC Write 13.3
MC Mixed 12.2
41% 14.5 GB/s
SC Read 7.9
SC Write 6.7
SC Mixed 10.1
24% 8.23 GB/s
Latency 70.2
57% 70.2 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 40.9%
Great: 47%
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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 9,515 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $587
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