Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 45.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics20% 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 Drive61.5% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 16:45
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 3.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
45.8% Average
SC Int 72
SC Float 66.8
SC Mixed 66.8
55% 68.5 Pts
QC Int 230
QC Float 213
QC Mixed 217
50% 220 Pts
MC Int 373
MC Float 324
MC Mixed 365
53% 354 Pts
Poor: 37%
This bench: 45.8%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7770
Sapphire(174B E214) 1GB
CLim: 1150 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
20% Very poor
Lighting 59.2
Reflection 49.2
Parallax 81.6
21% 63.3 fps
MRender 32.5
Gravity 55.2
Splatting 48.5
19% 45.4 fps
Poor: 16%
This bench: 20%
Great: 19%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$115
64GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
61.5% Good
Read 461
Write 315
Mixed 328
82% 368 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 29.9
4K Mixed 11.4
70% 22.5 MB/s
DQ Read 85.2
DQ Write 73.3
DQ Mixed 11.3
27% 56.6 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 94%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
43.7% Average
MC Read 17.2
MC Write 14.9
MC Mixed 15.2
45% 15.8 GB/s
SC Read 8.3
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 11.4
27% 9.5 GB/s
Latency 82.5
48% 82.5 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 43.7%
Great: 62%
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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 9,544 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: 70% - Good Total price: $594
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