Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 53.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics24.5% 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)
Boot Drive73.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130711
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 07 '18 at 06:13
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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-8320-$106
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
53.8% Above average
SC Int 76.6
SC Float 65
SC Mixed 70.6
57% 70.7 Pts
QC Int 290
QC Float 256
QC Mixed 268
62% 272 Pts
MC Int 446
MC Float 385
MC Mixed 437
64% 422 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 53.8%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 460-$104
CLim: 1220 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
24.5% Poor
Lighting 58.8
Reflection 74.4
Parallax 89.5
22% 74.2 fps
MRender 61.1
Gravity 58.6
Splatting 73.9
27% 64.5 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 24.5%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 500GB-$194
66GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
73.1% Very good
Read 509
Write 425
Mixed 465
104% 466 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 46.6
4K Mixed 17.1
80% 28.6 MB/s
DQ Read 23.7
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 16.9
27% 48.3 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 105%
Hitachi HDS721010KLA330 1TB-$47
931GB free
Firmware: GKAOAB0A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
47.1% Average
Read 81.3
Write 82.6
Mixed 84.4
62% 82.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 0.85
4K Mixed 0.52
110% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 47.1%
Great: 47%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMV8GX3M1A1333C9 BLT8G3D1608DT1TX0. 16GB
1333, 1333 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
45% Average
MC Read 17.6
MC Write 14.5
MC Mixed 15.8
46% 16 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 8.4
SC Mixed 11.8
29% 10 GB/s
Latency 70.4
57% 70.4 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 45%
Great: 45%
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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 14,104 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $577
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