Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 44.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics27.8% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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.
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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory5.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140106
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 12 '17 at 21:16
Run Duration92 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-8120
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
44.5% Average
SC Int 61.7
SC Float 62.4
SC Mixed 60.2
49% 61.4 Pts
QC Int 222
QC Float 212
QC Mixed 219
49% 218 Pts
MC Int 342
MC Float 322
MC Mixed 357
51% 340 Pts
Poor: 37%
This bench: 44.5%
Great: 54%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7850-$174
Sapphire(174B E221) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1046.2
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
27.8% Poor
Lighting 77.2
Reflection 74.6
Parallax 114
28% 88.5 fps
MRender 53.9
Gravity 68
Splatting 78.4
28% 66.8 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 27.8%
Great: 31%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 1.5TB (2010)-$83
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
49.2% Average
Read 94.2
Write 77.3
Mixed 73.7
61% 81.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.26
4K Write 1.17
4K Mixed 0.05
38% 0.49 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 49.2%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
27.8% Poor
MC Read 10.5
MC Write 9.2
MC Mixed 7.4
26% 9.03 GB/s
SC Read 8.3
SC Write 7.2
SC Mixed 7.8
22% 7.77 GB/s
Latency 80
50% 80 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 27.8%
Great: 47%
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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 7,979 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: 54% - Above average Total price: $829
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