Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 53%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics50.5% 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 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 (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 08:47
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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-$99
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
53% Above average
SC Int 77.1
SC Float 65.8
SC Mixed 71.8
57% 71.6 Pts
QC Int 265
QC Float 231
QC Mixed 256
57% 251 Pts
MC Int 478
MC Float 409
MC Mixed 471
68% 453 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 53%
Great: 61%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
MSI(1462 2775) 3GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
50.5% Above average
Lighting 159
Reflection 91.2
Parallax 210
55% 153 fps
MRender 69
Gravity 154
Splatting 100
47% 108 fps
Poor: 39%
This bench: 50.5%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC1H Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
49.8% Average
Read 77.5
Write 96.1
Mixed 86.3
65% 86.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.47
4K Mixed 0.45
106% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 66%
WD WD5000AACS-00ZUB0 500GB
405GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
34.5% Below average
Read 61.2
Write 58.6
Mixed 52.4
43% 57.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.75
4K Mixed 0.41
95% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 34.5%
Great: 49%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$53
305GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
46.6% Average
Read 83.8
Write 78.5
Mixed 80.8
61% 81 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.19
75% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 46.6%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB-$70
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1066 MHz clocked @ 533 MHz
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
40.9% Average
MC Read 15.4
MC Write 14.4
MC Mixed 13.5
41% 14.4 GB/s
SC Read 9.1
SC Write 8.9
SC Mixed 11.5
28% 9.83 GB/s
Latency 80.4
50% 80.4 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 40.9%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 55%
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Desktop
Desktop 47%
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Workstation
Workstation 37%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $574
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