Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 59.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Boot Drive79.7% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 06:36
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User NZL-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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-8350-$115
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
59.3% Above average
SC Int 83.8
SC Float 72.8
SC Mixed 80.3
63% 79 Pts
QC Int 324
QC Float 265
QC Mixed 287
66% 292 Pts
MC Int 527
MC Float 452
MC Mixed 525
75% 501 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 59.3%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$250
EVGA(3842 2972) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1560 MHz, MLim: 1922 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Poor: 52% Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$88
128GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
79.7% Very good
Read 492
Write 392
Mixed 404
96% 429 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 57.3
4K Mixed 21.7
115% 38.8 MB/s
DQ Read 39
DQ Write 64.1
DQ Mixed 20.9
24% 41.3 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 116%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$73
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
73.5% Very good
Read 117
Write 139
Mixed 127
96% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.27
91% 0.96 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB-$131
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
48.9% Average
MC Read 19.6
MC Write 15.8
MC Mixed 16.7
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 11
SC Write 9.6
SC Mixed 13.9
33% 11.5 GB/s
Latency 69.3
58% 69.3 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 48.9%
Great: 72%
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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 8,889 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
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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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