Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 60.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics66.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive79.4% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
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 07:04
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User NZL-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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-$120
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
60.6% Good
SC Int 87.1
SC Float 75.4
SC Mixed 80.8
65% 81.1 Pts
QC Int 337
QC Float 282
QC Mixed 296
69% 305 Pts
MC Int 534
MC Float 458
MC Mixed 526
76% 506 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 65%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$275
EVGA(3842 2972) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1557 MHz, MLim: 1952 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
66.2% Good
Lighting 201
Reflection 179
Parallax 199
62% 193 fps
MRender 157
Gravity 190
Splatting 135
69% 161 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 66.2%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
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 (14th percentile)
79.4% Very good
Read 491
Write 390
Mixed 403
95% 428 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 57.6
4K Mixed 21.6
114% 38.7 MB/s
DQ Read 39.2
DQ Write 63.6
DQ Mixed 20.9
24% 41.2 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 115%
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 (78th percentile)
75.4% Very good
Read 123
Write 140
Mixed 126
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 2.24
4K Mixed 0.18
84% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 75.4%
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 (24th percentile)
48.5% Average
MC Read 19.5
MC Write 15.7
MC Mixed 16.5
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 11
SC Write 9.3
SC Mixed 13.2
32% 11.2 GB/s
Latency 69.1
58% 69.1 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 48.5%
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 9,019 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: 71% - Very good Total price: $579
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