Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 48.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics46.1% 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 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 06:48
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8350-$105
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
48.4% Average
1-Core 66.9
2-Core 149
50% 108 Pts
4-Core 272
8-Core 494
48% 383 Pts
64-Core 486
33% 486 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 48.4%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$165
CLim: 1010 MHz, MLim: 1450 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
46.1% Average
Lighting 138
Reflection 133
Parallax 177
47% 149 fps
MRender 107
Gravity 122
Splatting 89.3
46% 106 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 46.1%
Great: 47%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$80
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 171 173 193 185 155 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 211
Write 201
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 170
122% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 109%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5471-054.A00LF 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
49.4% Average
MC Read 20.3
MC Write 15.3
MC Mixed 17.4
50% 17.7 GB/s
SC Read 10.8
SC Write 8.9
SC Mixed 13.3
31% 11 GB/s
Latency 68.4
58% 68.4 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 62%
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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 22,698 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $575
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