Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 57%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics61.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive33.9% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20130711
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 20 '17 at 23:08
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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-$118
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
57% Above average
SC Int 83.3
SC Float 70.9
SC Mixed 77.3
62% 77.2 Pts
QC Int 287
QC Float 262
QC Mixed 277
62% 276 Pts
MC Int 518
MC Float 436
MC Mixed 489
72% 481 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 57%
Great: 61%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$608
MaxC: 1288 MHz, MaxM: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.3.1
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
61.4% Good
Lighting 173
Reflection 167
Parallax 223
58% 188 fps
MRender 133
Gravity 170
Splatting 122
68% 142 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 61.4%
Great: 76%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD 256GB-$150
79GB free
Firmware: 2.0.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
33.9% Below average
Read 443
Write 99.2
Mixed 188
53% 243 MB/s
4K Read 15.2
4K Write 8.55
4K Mixed 4.53
33% 9.44 MB/s
DQ Read 16.1
DQ Write 8.53
DQ Mixed 4.62
6% 9.73 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 33.9%
Great: 49%
WD Black 5TB (2015)-$230
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 225
Write 200
Mixed 190
154% 205 MB/s
4K Read 4.3
4K Write 3.16
4K Mixed 0.26
266% 2.57 MB/s
Poor: 87%
This bench: 122%
Great: 127%
WD Blue 640GB (2008)-$47
570GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
59.8% Above average
Read 109
Write 99
Mixed 92.8
75% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.45
104% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 59.8%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
51.6% Above average
MC Read 20.6
MC Write 15.4
MC Mixed 19.4
53% 18.5 GB/s
SC Read 11.1
SC Write 9.1
SC Mixed 13.6
32% 11.3 GB/s
Latency 64.4
62% 64.4 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 51.6%
Great: 64%
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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 8,499 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $83

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $600
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