Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 59.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics41% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive74% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory4.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140106
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 21:00
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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-$117
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
59.3% Above average
SC Int 88.6
SC Float 74.9
SC Mixed 81.1
65% 81.5 Pts
QC Int 308
QC Float 276
QC Mixed 286
66% 290 Pts
MC Int 528
MC Float 457
MC Mixed 522
76% 502 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 59.3%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280-$185
PowerColor(148C 3000) 3GB
CLim: 960 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.11.1
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
41% Average
Lighting 128
Reflection 79.4
Parallax 169
44% 126 fps
MRender 61.4
Gravity 119
Splatting 86.6
38% 89.1 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 41%
Great: 46%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Apotop S3C 256GB
76GB free
Firmware: N0530A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
74% Very good
Read 472
Write 279
Mixed 349
81% 367 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 61.6
4K Mixed 24.5
100% 36.6 MB/s
DQ Read 196
DQ Write 152
DQ Mixed 18
56% 122 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 74%
Great: 92%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$60
707GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
87.4% Excellent
Read 156
Write 150
Mixed 138
111% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 0.35
4K Mixed 0.19
53% 0.38 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Adata DDR3 1866 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
42.8% Average
MC Read 17.4
MC Write 14.2
MC Mixed 13.6
43% 15.1 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 8.6
SC Mixed 11.5
28% 9.9 GB/s
Latency 71.9
56% 71.9 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 42.8%
Great: 48%
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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 9,511 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: 70% - Very good Total price: $590
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