Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 56.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics32.7% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive48.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory8.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 14:03
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-8320-$89
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
56.2% Above average
SC Int 82.2
SC Float 70.3
SC Mixed 76.4
61% 76.3 Pts
QC Int 287
QC Float 250
QC Mixed 276
62% 271 Pts
MC Int 486
MC Float 415
MC Mixed 456
68% 452 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 59%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
CLim: 1070 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.12.2
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
32.7% Below average
Lighting 100
Reflection 80
Parallax 126
34% 102 fps
MRender 57.2
Gravity 86.8
Splatting 82.1
32% 75.4 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 32.7%
Great: 39%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
130GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 74% Great: 125%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$55
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
48.3% Average
Read 493
Write 87.5
Mixed 158
53% 246 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 57
4K Mixed 10.6
74% 29.2 MB/s
DQ Read 20.8
DQ Write 62.5
DQ Mixed 9.74
17% 31 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 48.3%
Great: 71%
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB-$55
465GB free
Firmware: 0020LVM1 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
43.8% Average
Read 76.5
Write 76
Mixed 72.9
57% 75.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.14
4K Mixed 0.31
76% 0.64 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 43.8%
Great: 42%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$43
194GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
95.6% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 157
Mixed 142
119% 158 MB/s
4K Read 1.29
4K Write 2.74
4K Mixed 0.36
144% 1.46 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 95.6%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Nanya NT4GC64B8HG0NF-DI Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 NT4GC64B8HG0NF-DI Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 16GB
1066, 1066, 1066, 1066 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
40.4% Average
MC Read 15.2
MC Write 14.3
MC Mixed 13.3
41% 14.3 GB/s
SC Read 8.7
SC Write 8.6
SC Mixed 10.9
27% 9.4 GB/s
Latency 80.2
50% 80.2 ns
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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 15,408 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: $558
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