Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 52.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics39.3% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
11 months ago, 11 months ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory4.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 03:41
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-8320-$86
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
52.6% Above average
SC Int 82.1
SC Float 69.3
SC Mixed 74.5
60% 75.3 Pts
QC Int 272
QC Float 231
QC Mixed 251
57% 251 Pts
MC Int 452
MC Float 384
MC Mixed 442
64% 426 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 52.6%
Great: 60%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
Asus(1043 8603) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
39.3% Below average
Lighting 122
Reflection 80.5
Parallax 121
38% 108 fps
MRender 79
Gravity 119
Splatting 83.9
41% 93.8 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 39.3%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 320GB (2008)-$19
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
51.7% Above average
Read 93.7
Write 86.3
Mixed 89.7
68% 89.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.3
85% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 60%
Toshiba Ext HDD 1TB
638GB free, PID b001
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
36.9% Below average
Read 88.5
Write 85.7
Mixed 62.8
99% 79 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.73
4K Mixed 0.22
68% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 36.9%
Great: 41%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
46.5% Average
MC Read 20
MC Write 14.7
MC Mixed 14.7
47% 16.5 GB/s
SC Read 11
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 12.4
30% 10.6 GB/s
Latency 68.2
59% 68.2 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 59%
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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 15,941 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: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $470
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