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 as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 62.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Boot Drive79.8% 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
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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 07:01
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User NZL-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 (94th percentile)
62.1% Good
SC Int 83.6
SC Float 73.6
SC Mixed 79.6
63% 78.9 Pts
QC Int 326
QC Float 277
QC Mixed 310
69% 304 Pts
MC Int 532
MC Float 456
MC Mixed 527
76% 505 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 63%
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
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 198
Reflection 172
Parallax 190
60% 187 fps
Gravity 184
Splatting 128
69% 156 fps
Poor: 52% Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
79.8% Very good
Read 489
Write 390
Mixed 405
95% 428 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 54.5
4K Mixed 21.1
111% 37.3 MB/s
DQ Read 39
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 21
34% 62.9 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 124%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$79
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
75.1% Very good
Read 120
Write 142
Mixed 130
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 2.23
4K Mixed 0.27
94% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 75.1%
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)
48.6% Average
MC Read 19.5
MC Write 15.8
MC Mixed 16.6
49% 17.3 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 13.4
31% 11 GB/s
Latency 67.8
59% 67.8 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 48.6%
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 17,118 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
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Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $548
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