Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 54.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics4.34% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory5.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 21:37
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User IRN-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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-$81
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
54.1% Above average
SC Int 73.9
SC Float 69.9
SC Mixed 77.5
59% 73.8 Pts
QC Int 276
QC Float 246
QC Mixed 253
59% 258 Pts
MC Int 501
MC Float 420
MC Mixed 496
71% 472 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 54.1%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 730
MSI(1462 8A9F) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 700 MHz, MLim: 450 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
4.34% Terrible
Lighting 12.9
Reflection 13.2
Parallax 11.2
4% 12.4 fps
MRender 12.5
Gravity 12.9
Splatting 7.2
5% 10.9 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.34%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
897GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 167 173 159 176 176 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
99.9% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 171
Mixed 89.7
SusWrite 168
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 5.5
4K Mixed 1.6
309% 2.6 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 99.9%
Great: 109%
Seagate STM3500418AS 500GB
35GB free
Firmware: CC35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 123 126 125 126 125 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
62.2% Good
Read 91.9
Write 92.1
Mixed 61.6
SusWrite 125
68% 92.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1.1
185% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 62.2%
Great: 71%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$70
239GB free
Firmware: 80.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 101 104 102 103 103 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
59.6% Above average
Read 105
Write 104
Mixed 85.4
SusWrite 102
73% 99.1 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 59.6%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Adata DDR3 1866 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1866 MHz clocked @ 933 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
49.4% Average
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 15
MC Mixed 15.8
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 13.2
32% 11.1 GB/s
Latency 61.3
65% 61.3 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 49%
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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 60%
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Desktop
Desktop 55%
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Workstation
Workstation 41%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $472
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