Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 59%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics66.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive64.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 06:17
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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-$81
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
59% Above average
SC Int 82.6
SC Float 73
SC Mixed 79.9
63% 78.5 Pts
QC Int 302
QC Float 245
QC Mixed 286
63% 277 Pts
MC Int 530
MC Float 459
MC Mixed 514
75% 501 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 59%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$207
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
66.4% Good
Lighting 208
Reflection 186
Parallax 203
64% 199 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 192
Splatting 128
68% 158 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS900 120GB-$29
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900210
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 102 123 174 86 138 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
64.1% Good
Read 395
Write 272
Mixed 281
SusWrite 121
60% 268 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 69.4
4K Mixed 22.9
104% 39.2 MB/s
DQ Read 196
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 105
110% 180 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 64.1%
Great: 84%
PNY CS900 120GB-$29
54GB free
Firmware: CS900612
SusWrite @10s intervals: 212 59 60 61 60 60 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
67.7% Good
Read 422
Write 355
Mixed 304
SusWrite 85.4
65% 291 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 70.4
4K Mixed 27.4
120% 43 MB/s
DQ Read 200
DQ Write 235
DQ Mixed 155
134% 197 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
52.3% Above average
MC Read 21.8
MC Write 15.9
MC Mixed 18.1
53% 18.6 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 9.6
SC Mixed 14.5
34% 11.9 GB/s
Latency 63.4
63% 63.4 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 62%
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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 14,380 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $518
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