Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (16th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 84 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 42%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics53.9% 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 Drive69.6% 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.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory1.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130711
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 18 '19 at 20:39
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing way below expectations (16th 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-8120
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
42% Average
SC Int 61.1
SC Float 57.6
SC Mixed 59.6
48% 59.4 Pts
QC Int 202
QC Float 181
QC Mixed 199
44% 194 Pts
MC Int 358
MC Float 320
MC Mixed 364
52% 347 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 42%
Great: 53%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$180
ASRock(1849 5030) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1315 MHz, MLim: 1991 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.3.4
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
53.9% Above average
Lighting 138
Reflection 147
Parallax 153
44% 146 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 159
Splatting 126
61% 143 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 53.9%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 250GB-$43
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 244 214 164 189 180 191 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
69.6% Good
Read 448
Write 410
Mixed 316
SusWrite 197
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 37.8
4K Mixed 27.8
92% 29.8 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 228
177% 243 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 102%
WD My Passport 25E1 1TB
385GB free, PID 25e1
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 29 30 30 30 31 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
19.4% Very poor
Read 30
Write 30
Mixed 24.3
SusWrite 29.7
39% 28.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.8
124% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 19.4%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1866 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
30.8% Below average
MC Read 10.7
MC Write 10.4
MC Mixed 9.2
29% 10.1 GB/s
SC Read 8.2
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 9.1
24% 8.53 GB/s
Latency 74.7
54% 74.7 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 30.8%
Great: 71%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 22,043 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $540
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