Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
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 58.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics65.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime1.4 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 20:12
Run Duration90 Seconds
Run User GBR-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-$87
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
58.7% Above average
SC Int 84.3
SC Float 72.4
SC Mixed 76.9
62% 77.9 Pts
QC Int 304
QC Float 259
QC Mixed 289
64% 284 Pts
MC Int 505
MC Float 444
MC Mixed 513
73% 487 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$240
Device(0000 0000) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
65.2% Good
Lighting 192
Reflection 159
Parallax 175
58% 176 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 194
Splatting 154
71% 166 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 78%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$74
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 166
Mixed 158
128% 170 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.16
61% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 101%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CM3X4GB2133C11Y4 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1866 MHz clocked @ 933 MHz
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
52.2% Above average
MC Read 23
MC Write 15.5
MC Mixed 16.8
53% 18.4 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 14.4
33% 11.5 GB/s
Latency 57.9
69% 57.9 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 77%
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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 16,115 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $550
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