Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 53.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics13.4% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
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)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131106
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateAug 07 '19 at 15:00
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8350-$90
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
53.4% Above average
1-Core 79
2-Core 158
56% 118 Pts
4-Core 301
8-Core 485
50% 393 Pts
64-Core 503
34% 503 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 560-$150
Asus(1043 052D) 2GB
CLim: 1210 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 19.5.2
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
13.4% Very poor
Lighting 0.2
Reflection 77.8
Parallax 115
5% 64.4 fps
MRender 61.6
Gravity 86.5
Splatting 80
24% 76 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 13.4%
Great: 27%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$32
147GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 98 100 102 74 99 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
64.1% Good
Read 128
Write 114
Mixed 34.1
SusWrite 95.5
67% 92.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 64.1%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMV8GX3M1A1600C11 CMZ16GX3M2A1866C9 16GB
1333, 1333 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
43.9% Average
MC Read 17.2
MC Write 14.5
MC Mixed 15
44% 15.6 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 12.8
30% 10.3 GB/s
Latency 76.1
53% 76.1 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $506
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