Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 56.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics61.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 11 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Very high background CPU (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime10.3 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 04:21
Run Duration81 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 34%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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-$90
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
56.6% Above average
SC Int 80.2
SC Float 70.5
SC Mixed 76
60% 75.6 Pts
QC Int 296
QC Float 254
QC Mixed 277
63% 276 Pts
MC Int 493
MC Float 424
MC Mixed 484
70% 467 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 56.6%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.3.1
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
61.4% Good
Lighting 126
Reflection 163
Parallax 259
54% 183 fps
MRender 131
Gravity 169
Splatting 181
67% 160 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 61.4%
Great: 70%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
99.8% Outstanding
Read 211
Write 137
Mixed 140
122% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 2.37
4K Mixed 0.29
103% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 99.8%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
48.3% Average
MC Read 20.1
MC Write 15.2
MC Mixed 17.2
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 8.1
SC Mixed 12
28% 9.9 GB/s
Latency 71.2
56% 71.2 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 48.3%
Great: 64%
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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 15,444 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: $558
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