Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 52.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics52.5% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive65.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 2 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.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 21:30
Run Duration90 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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-$104
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
52.2% Above average
SC Int 81.6
SC Float 69.7
SC Mixed 73.6
60% 75 Pts
QC Int 270
QC Float 222
QC Mixed 250
56% 247 Pts
MC Int 454
MC Float 392
MC Mixed 444
65% 430 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$208
CLim: 1250 MHz, MLim: 1650 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7.1
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
52.5% Above average
Lighting 143
Reflection 168
Parallax 208
52% 173 fps
MRender 115
Gravity 141
Splatting 118
53% 125 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 52.5%
Great: 64%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 480GB-$139
258GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
65.1% Good
Read 493
Write 319
Mixed 241
77% 351 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 34.9
4K Mixed 10.5
70% 23.5 MB/s
DQ Read 145
DQ Write 114
DQ Mixed 45.2
57% 101 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 65.1%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung 2133 CL11 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2133 MHz clocked @ 1066 MHz
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
54.6% Above average
MC Read 23.8
MC Write 15.6
MC Mixed 20
57% 19.8 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 13.3
32% 11.1 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 54.6%
Great: 74%
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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 10,602 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: $686
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