Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 40.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics45.3% 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.
Memory14GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 14GB 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 (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
8 days ago, 7 days ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory9.1 GB free of 14 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140407
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 12 '17 at 23:10
Run Duration221 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 3.15 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
40.5% Average
SC Int 60.4
SC Float 53.7
SC Mixed 55.7
45% 56.6 Pts
QC Int 197
QC Float 191
QC Mixed 200
44% 196 Pts
MC Int 338
MC Float 302
MC Mixed 307
48% 316 Pts
Poor: 37%
This bench: 40.5%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$190
CLim: 990 MHz, MLim: 1375 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.8.1
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
45.3% Average
Lighting 135
Reflection 131
Parallax 175
46% 147 fps
MRender 106
Gravity 120
Splatting 84.7
45% 104 fps
Poor: 38%
This bench: 45.3%
Great: 48%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$50
1TB free
Firmware: CC27 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
71.1% Very good
Read 127
Write 122
Mixed 115
91% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 0.76
4K Mixed 0.14
44% 0.42 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 108%
Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 8GB
3GB free, PID 1665
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
7.94% Terrible
Read 23.2
Write 16.1
Mixed 17.8
23% 19 MB/s
4K Read 3.91
4K Write 0.05
4K Mixed 0.05
18% 1.34 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 7.94%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99P5471-002.A00LF 9DECBNZB-TATP 9DECBNZB-TATP 14GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
2048, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
41.6% Average
MC Read 15.4
MC Write 14.3
MC Mixed 14.3
42% 14.7 GB/s
SC Read 8.1
SC Write 8.7
SC Mixed 11.4
27% 9.4 GB/s
Latency 74
54% 74 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 8,067 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: $828
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