Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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.
Graphics68.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 04:12
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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-$121
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
57% Above average
SC Int 81.3
SC Float 71.3
SC Mixed 76
61% 76.2 Pts
QC Int 294
QC Float 245
QC Mixed 279
62% 273 Pts
MC Int 509
MC Float 438
MC Mixed 498
72% 482 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 57%
Great: 65%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$260
CLim: 1266 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.3.1
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
68.5% Good
Lighting 200
Reflection 167
Parallax 256
67% 208 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 188
Splatting 119
65% 145 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 76%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$43
880GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
95.1% Outstanding
Read 157
Write 174
Mixed 165
125% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.92
4K Mixed 0.2
83% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 95.1%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Adata DDR3 1600 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
46.4% Average
MC Read 19.6
MC Write 14.5
MC Mixed 14.6
46% 16.2 GB/s
SC Read 11.4
SC Write 9.2
SC Mixed 12.8
32% 11.1 GB/s
Latency 66.7
60% 66.7 ns
Poor: 25%
This bench: 46.4%
Great: 48%
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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 9,076 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $702
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