Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 44.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics36.9% 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 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Very high background CPU (43%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 07 '17 at 17:49
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User EST-User
Background CPU 43%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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-8300-$78
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
44.9% Average
SC Int 63
SC Float 58.9
SC Mixed 58.1
48% 60 Pts
QC Int 220
QC Float 203
QC Mixed 220
49% 214 Pts
MC Int 424
MC Float 367
MC Mixed 413
60% 401 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 44.9%
Great: 58%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$110
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
36.9% Below average
Lighting 120
Reflection 69.8
Parallax 107
36% 98.9 fps
MRender 77.8
Gravity 107
Splatting 78.1
38% 87.7 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 36.9%
Great: 37%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
414GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
79.2% Very good
Read 141
Write 136
Mixed 90.6
91% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.23
4K Mixed 0.27
72% 0.66 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1066 MHz clocked @ 533 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
21.3% Poor
MC Read 7.1
MC Write 6.6
MC Mixed 6.8
20% 6.83 GB/s
SC Read 4.7
SC Write 5.4
SC Mixed 5.7
15% 5.27 GB/s
Latency 88.5
45% 88.5 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 21.3%
Great: 35%
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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 16,044 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $450
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