Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation 27%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 52.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics39.8% 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 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 15:11
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User SRB-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 Phenom II X4 955-$83
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
52.3% Above average
SC Int 95.5
SC Float 57.4
SC Mixed 71.6
60% 74.8 Pts
QC Int 306
QC Float 179
QC Mixed 271
57% 252 Pts
MC Int 372
MC Float 228
MC Mixed 284
45% 295 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 52%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
PowerColor(148C 2336) 2GB
CLim: 1153 MHz, MLim: 1450 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.3.1
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
39.8% Below average
Lighting 124
Reflection 93
Parallax 160
42% 126 fps
MRender 67.8
Gravity 103
Splatting 98.5
38% 89.8 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 39.8%
Great: 39%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$78
47GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
92.5% Outstanding
Read 155
Write 167
Mixed 165
123% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.75
4K Mixed 0.22
91% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 92.5%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 992007 (997007) 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
40.9% Average
MC Read 18
MC Write 9.1
MC Mixed 15.2
40% 14.1 GB/s
SC Read 8.1
SC Write 7.5
SC Mixed 10.7
25% 8.77 GB/s
Latency 60.6
66% 60.6 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 40.9%
Great: 67%
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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 12,534 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 55%
Desktop 54%
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $683
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