Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 55.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics44.2% 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 Drive67.3% 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.
Very high background CPU (42%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140407
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 07 '18 at 15:48
Run Duration173 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 42%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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-$75
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
55.7% Above average
SC Int 78
SC Float 71.3
SC Mixed 74.7
60% 74.7 Pts
QC Int 276
QC Float 253
QC Mixed 271
60% 267 Pts
MC Int 505
MC Float 431
MC Mixed 493
72% 476 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 55.7%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
EVGA(3842 2968) 2GB
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
44.2% Average
Lighting 153
Reflection 122
Parallax 134
45% 136 fps
MRender 82.1
Gravity 130
Splatting 88.1
44% 100 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 44.2%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 240GB-$42
123GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 203 121 166 180 178 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
67.3% Good
Read 429
Write 407
Mixed 359
SusWrite 172
77% 342 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 46.2
4K Mixed 28.7
98% 33.1 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 137
DQ Mixed 107
106% 173 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 98%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$100
790GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 78 80 81 81 80 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
46.6% Average
Read 82
Write 74.5
Mixed 48.2
SusWrite 79.9
52% 71.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
150% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 46.6%
Great: 68%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$35
291GB free
Firmware: 20.01H20
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 114 117 117 118 117 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
67.5% Good
Read 119
Write 108
Mixed 69.9
SusWrite 116
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 71%
Seagate Backup+ Hub BK 8TB
3.5TB free, PID ab38
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 146 149 149 149 151 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
69.3% Good
Read 100
Write 120
Mixed 31.4
SusWrite 148
137% 100 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 7.2
4K Mixed 0.7
274% 3.07 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 77%
Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB
403GB free, PID 3312
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 28 29 29 29 29 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
13.1% Very poor
Read 28.9
Write 27.9
Mixed 24.6
SusWrite 28.9
38% 27.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
54% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 13.1%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown IMT41GU6MFR8C-RA0 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
48.6% Average
MC Read 19.6
MC Write 15
MC Mixed 17
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 9.9
SC Mixed 14.4
33% 11.6 GB/s
Latency 70
57% 70 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 48.6%
Great: 74%
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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 15,963 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $470
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