Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 50.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics26% 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.
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.
Very high background CPU (43%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory3.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130711
Uptime2 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 14:12
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 43%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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-6350 Six-Core-$200
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
50.8% Above average
SC Int 67.6
SC Float 69.5
SC Mixed 70.3
55% 69.1 Pts
QC Int 264
QC Float 230
QC Mixed 255
57% 249 Pts
MC Int 358
MC Float 304
MC Mixed 347
51% 336 Pts
Poor: 37%
This bench: 50.8%
Great: 56%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7850-$174
XFX(1682 3264) 2GB
CLim: 860 MHz, MLim: 1200 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
26% Poor
Lighting 77.7
Reflection 71.6
Parallax 98.5
26% 82.6 fps
MRender 50
Gravity 62
Splatting 74.5
26% 62.2 fps
Poor: 22%
This bench: 26%
Great: 30%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC27 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
71.4% Very good
Read 151
Write 98.3
Mixed 137
97% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.37
4K Mixed 0.26
78% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 71.4%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
49.4% Average
MC Read 21
MC Write 13.6
MC Mixed 17.5
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 10.9
SC Write 9.2
SC Mixed 13.2
32% 11.1 GB/s
Latency 60.1
66% 60.1 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 65%
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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 17,001 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $533
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