Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 46.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics56.9% 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.
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.
Very high background CPU (44%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140407
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 14 '18 at 07:54
Run Duration97 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU 44%

 PC Performing way below expectations (18th 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-$106
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
46.9% Average
SC Int 72.9
SC Float 64.6
SC Mixed 71
56% 69.5 Pts
QC Int 266
QC Float 225
QC Mixed 216
54% 236 Pts
MC Int 401
MC Float 334
MC Mixed 389
56% 374 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 46.9%
Great: 60%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$350
Asus(1043 0501) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1300 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.11.1
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
56.9% Above average
Lighting 148
Reflection 171
Parallax 219
54% 179 fps
MRender 138
Gravity 152
Splatting 128
59% 139 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 56.9%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
921GB free
Firmware: CC29 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
68.2% Good
Read 112
Write 127
Mixed 80.8
79% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.08
4K Write 1.07
4K Mixed 0.05
28% 0.4 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
28.9% Poor
MC Read 10.2
MC Write 8.8
MC Mixed 8.7
26% 9.23 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 7.7
SC Mixed 8.5
25% 8.6 GB/s
Latency 75.7
53% 75.7 ns
Poor: 24%
This bench: 28.9%
Great: 35%
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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 13,356 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: $626
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