Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (17th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 83 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 53.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics49.3% 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 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.
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.
Very high background CPU (40%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory9.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 16:57
Run Duration90 Seconds
Run User MYS-User
Background CPU 40%

 PC Performing way below expectations (17th 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-$109
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
53.5% Above average
SC Int 75.1
SC Float 66
SC Mixed 70.1
56% 70.4 Pts
QC Int 284
QC Float 232
QC Mixed 266
59% 261 Pts
MC Int 467
MC Float 375
MC Mixed 445
65% 429 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 53.5%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
Asus(1043 0470) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1260 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.12.2
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
49.3% Average
Lighting 172
Reflection 136
Parallax 183
54% 163 fps
MRender 88.5
Gravity 114
Splatting 126
46% 110 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 49.3%
Great: 70%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$41
401GB free
Firmware: MS2O Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
73.1% Very good
Read 125
Write 129
Mixed 86.5
85% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.63
4K Mixed 0.17
70% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1866C10D3/4G KHX1600C10D3/8G CT102464BA160B.M16 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 8192 MB
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
26.7% Poor
MC Read 9.6
MC Write 8.7
MC Mixed 7.3
24% 8.53 GB/s
SC Read 8.5
SC Write 7.2
SC Mixed 7.8
22% 7.83 GB/s
Latency 79.9
50% 79.9 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 26.7%
Great: 44%
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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 13,310 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $627
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