Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 57.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics14.7% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive31% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 16:05
Run Duration225 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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-8370-$126
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
57.4% Above average
SC Int 88.6
SC Float 75
SC Mixed 81.4
65% 81.7 Pts
QC Int 292
QC Float 242
QC Mixed 276
61% 270 Pts
MC Int 504
MC Float 411
MC Mixed 465
69% 460 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 460 SE
Gigabyte(1458 350D) 1GB
CLim: 730 MHz, MLim: 850 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
14.7% Very poor
Lighting 39.2
Reflection 40.6
Parallax 37.3
12% 39 fps
MRender 39.5
Gravity 40.6
Splatting 39
17% 39.7 fps
Poor: 12%
This bench: 14.7%
Great: 16%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SK hynix SC311 SATA 256GB
151GB free
Firmware: 70000P10 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
83.2% Excellent
Read 501
Write 466
Mixed 485
108% 484 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 52
4K Mixed 33.8
100% 35 MB/s
DQ Read 26.3
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 64.2
49% 64.4 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 102%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$55
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
31% Below average
Read 173
Write 84.4
Mixed 98
26% 119 MB/s
4K Read 13.5
4K Write 50.2
4K Mixed 9.44
59% 24.4 MB/s
DQ Read 19.7
DQ Write 53.3
DQ Mixed 8.79
15% 27.3 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 31%
Great: 74%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$64
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
71.9% Very good
Read 145
Write 105
Mixed 129
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 2.04
4K Mixed 0.23
98% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 84%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$79
805GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
84.4% Excellent
Read 145
Write 149
Mixed 102
98% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.21
87% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 109%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$75
747GB free
Firmware: CC27 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
65.6% Good
Read 114
Write 115
Mixed 99
82% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.46
4K Mixed 0.24
72% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 112%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$64
478GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
45.4% Average
Read 78
Write 79.8
Mixed 77.2
59% 78.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.2
95% 1.06 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 45.4%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378B5273DH0-CK0 Kingston KHX1600C9D3/4GX Hynix HMT351U6CFR8C-PB Kingston KHX1600C9D3/4GX 16GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
44.9% Average
MC Read 16.4
MC Write 15.5
MC Mixed 15.4
45% 15.8 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 13.4
31% 10.9 GB/s
Latency 72.3
55% 72.3 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 44.9%
Great: 50%
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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
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $543
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