Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 58.9%, 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory6.1 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 21:53
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User IRN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$87
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
58.9% Above average
SC Int 84.3
SC Float 75.2
SC Mixed 78.4
64% 79.3 Pts
QC Int 284
QC Float 264
QC Mixed 288
63% 278 Pts
MC Int 538
MC Float 455
MC Mixed 518
76% 504 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 62%
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 (29th percentile)
4.34% Terrible
Lighting 12.8
Reflection 13.3
Parallax 11.2
4% 12.4 fps
MRender 12.5
Gravity 13
Splatting 7.1
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: 156 173 170 175 181 176 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 183
Write 157
Mixed 89.2
SusWrite 172
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 5.6
4K Mixed 1.6
311% 2.63 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 102%
Great: 111%
Seagate STM3500418AS 500GB
35GB free
Firmware: CC35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 125 125 125 126 127 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
60.8% Good
Read 87.3
Write 89.7
Mixed 62
SusWrite 124
67% 90.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
178% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 60.8%
Great: 70%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$84
239GB free
Firmware: 80.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 104 103 103 104 103 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
59.4% Above average
Read 104
Write 104
Mixed 83.4
SusWrite 102
73% 98.4 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 59.4%
Great: 83%
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 (95th percentile)
48.1% Average
MC Read 19.9
MC Write 15.2
MC Mixed 15.4
48% 16.8 GB/s
SC Read 11.2
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 13.9
32% 11.3 GB/s
Latency 62
64% 62 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 48.1%
Great: 49%
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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 16,027 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $550
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