Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 48.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics38.4% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory4.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime3.4 Days
Run DateApr 13 '19 at 14:26
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8350-$130
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
48.7% Average
1-Core 73.9
2-Core 131
49% 102 Pts
4-Core 269
8-Core 494
48% 382 Pts
64-Core 486
33% 486 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 48.7%
Great: 56%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$140
MSI(1462 809E) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1266 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.8.1
Relative performance (0th percentile)
38.4% Below average
Lighting 133
Reflection 168
Parallax 196
35% 166 fps
MRender 131
Gravity 132
Splatting 122
39% 128 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 38.4%
Great: 57%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
336GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 108 108 105 104 113 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
73.8% Very good
Read 148
Write 148
Mixed 32
SusWrite 109
79% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Adata DDR3 1600 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
45.6% Average
MC Read 19.2
MC Write 14.2
MC Mixed 14.6
46% 16 GB/s
SC Read 10.4
SC Write 9.4
SC Mixed 13.3
32% 11 GB/s
Latency 70.4
57% 70.4 ns
Poor: 25%
This bench: 45.6%
Great: 47%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 46%
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Desktop
Desktop 50%
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Workstation
Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $542
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