Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 64.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics71.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive64.8% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory5.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateApr 26 '17 at 11:18
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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-$59
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
64.3% Good
SC Int 88.7
SC Float 78.3
SC Mixed 82.8
67% 83.3 Pts
QC Int 338
QC Float 285
QC Mixed 323
72% 315 Pts
MC Int 526
MC Float 450
MC Mixed 528
76% 502 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 64.3%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
Asus(1043 0466) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1145 MHz, MLim: 1325 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.4.3
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
71.7% Very good
Lighting 206
Reflection 173
Parallax 282
72% 221 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 182
Splatting 194
71% 171 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 71.7%
Great: 76%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 120GB-$40
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
64.8% Good
Read 497
Write 315
Mixed 260
79% 358 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 39.5
4K Mixed 9.94
70% 24.6 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 8.54
38% 85.1 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 64.8%
Great: 92%
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$38
692GB free
Firmware: AX0A4M Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
56.1% Above average
Read 103
Write 92.4
Mixed 101
75% 99 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.23
4K Mixed 0.18
62% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 56.1%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLE8G3D1869DE1TX0. 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
30.7% Below average
MC Read 10.7
MC Write 10
MC Mixed 8.9
28% 9.87 GB/s
SC Read 9.4
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 8.4
25% 8.7 GB/s
Latency 69.5
58% 69.5 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 30.7%
Great: 40%
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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 19,308 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: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $471
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