Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 43.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics41.5% 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 Drive77.5% 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.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory9.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 20:13
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th 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-8320E-$101
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
43.6% Average
SC Int 64.7
SC Float 56.2
SC Mixed 60.6
48% 60.5 Pts
QC Int 223
QC Float 197
QC Mixed 217
48% 212 Pts
MC Int 382
MC Float 308
MC Mixed 310
50% 334 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 43.6%
Great: 59%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
EVGA(3842 3966) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
41.5% Average
Lighting 141
Reflection 111
Parallax 125
42% 126 fps
MRender 80
Gravity 123
Splatting 82.2
41% 95 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 41.5%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX200 250GB-$134
25GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
77.5% Very good
Read 501
Write 365
Mixed 394
93% 420 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 47.6
4K Mixed 25.8
96% 32.8 MB/s
DQ Read 140
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 55.5
61% 102 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 100%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$39
214GB free
Firmware: CC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
66.9% Good
Read 119
Write 114
Mixed 145
96% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.04
4K Write 1.18
4K Mixed 0.27
95% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 107%
WD Blue 160GB (2007)-$14
122GB free
Firmware: 58.01D58 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 28% Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CML8GX3M2C1600C9 Adata HY64C1C1624ZY CML8GX3M2C1600C9 Adata HY64C1C1624ZY 16GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
38.3% Below average
MC Read 15.1
MC Write 13.5
MC Mixed 12.1
39% 13.6 GB/s
SC Read 8
SC Write 7.2
SC Mixed 9.8
24% 8.33 GB/s
Latency 79.5
50% 79.5 ns
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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 14,706 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $552
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