Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 51.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics69.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive77.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121107
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 13 '18 at 20:14
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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-$80
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
51.3% Above average
SC Int 73.1
SC Float 65.7
SC Mixed 68.3
55% 69 Pts
QC Int 260
QC Float 235
QC Mixed 253
57% 249 Pts
MC Int 398
MC Float 370
MC Mixed 430
60% 399 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 51.3%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390X-$529
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
69.1% Good
Lighting 216
Reflection 156
Parallax 278
74% 216 fps
MRender 126
Gravity 167
Splatting 178
66% 157 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB-$219
344GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
77.9% Very good
Read 454
Write 448
Mixed 446
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 41.1
4K Mixed 23.4
87% 29.3 MB/s
DQ Read 150
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 61.7
64% 105 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 112%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$82
2TB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 183
Write 181
Mixed 162
132% 175 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 2.24
4K Mixed 0.25
108% 1.14 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 104%
Great: 110%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
930GB free
Firmware: CC47 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
84.2% Excellent
Read 145
Write 148
Mixed 144
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 1.69
4K Mixed 0.33
104% 0.96 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 113%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
756GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
Read 171
Write 160
Mixed 147
120% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 2.39
4K Mixed 0.31
116% 1.19 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
40.2% Average
MC Read 15.2
MC Write 13.4
MC Mixed 14.1
41% 14.2 GB/s
SC Read 8.6
SC Write 7.8
SC Mixed 10.2
25% 8.87 GB/s
Latency 76.2
52% 76.2 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 40.2%
Great: 72%
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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 17,119 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $548
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