Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 61.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics65.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive82.9% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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
10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
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 06:57
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User NZL-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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-$80
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
61.9% Good
SC Int 87.5
SC Float 73.2
SC Mixed 79.4
64% 80 Pts
QC Int 329
QC Float 279
QC Mixed 310
70% 306 Pts
MC Int 535
MC Float 459
MC Mixed 526
76% 507 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 61.9%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$330
EVGA(3842 2972) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1557 MHz, MLim: 1917 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
65.7% Good
Lighting 202
Reflection 178
Parallax 199
62% 193 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 190
Splatting 129
68% 158 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
82.9% Excellent
Read 492
Write 391
Mixed 401
95% 428 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 54.5
4K Mixed 21.6
112% 37.5 MB/s
DQ Read 157
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 21.1
49% 103 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 124%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$63
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
75.6% Very good
Read 123
Write 140
Mixed 126
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.2
85% 0.96 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
48.7% Average
MC Read 19.5
MC Write 15.7
MC Mixed 17
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 11
SC Write 9.4
SC Mixed 12.1
31% 10.8 GB/s
Latency 69.3
58% 69.3 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 48.7%
Great: 72%
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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 54%
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Desktop
Desktop 54%
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

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