Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 52.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics16.7% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 1 month old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
8 days ago, 8 days ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory5.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140407
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateSep 12 '19 at 03:35
Run Duration104 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8350-$90
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
52.9% Above average
1-Core 79.9
2-Core 160
56% 120 Pts
4-Core 297
8-Core 533
52% 415 Pts
64-Core 526
35% 526 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 650 Ti Boost-$140
EVGA(3842 3657) 2GB
CLim: 1202 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 436.15
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
16.7% Very poor
Lighting 51.7
Reflection 49.4
Parallax 80.5
15% 60.5 fps
MRender 57.3
Gravity 72.2
Splatting 51.7
19% 60.4 fps
Poor: 17%
This bench: 16.7%
Great: 19%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$37
590GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 121 150 154 158 163 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
92.8% Outstanding
Read 173
Write 168
Mixed 133
SusWrite 150
116% 156 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
238% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 92.8%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x4GB-$35
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1066 MHz clocked @ 533 MHz
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
37.6% Below average
MC Read 14.6
MC Write 12.8
MC Mixed 11.8
37% 13.1 GB/s
SC Read 8.9
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 10.4
26% 9.27 GB/s
Latency 81
49% 81 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 37.6%
Great: 67%
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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 23,473 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $506
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