Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 37.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics26.4% 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory2.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime15.8 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 02:26
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing way below expectations (18th 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-8320E-$80
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
37.7% Below average
SC Int 65.2
SC Float 56.2
SC Mixed 56.4
47% 59.3 Pts
QC Int 215
QC Float 188
QC Mixed 173
44% 192 Pts
MC Int 341
MC Float 290
MC Mixed 330
48% 320 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 37.7%
Great: 58%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 370-$153
PowerColor(148C 2015) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 985 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.3.2
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
26.4% Poor
Lighting 71.5
Reflection 75.6
Parallax 104
26% 83.7 fps
MRender 53.7
Gravity 63.2
Splatting 78.4
27% 65.1 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 26.4%
Great: 33%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
69.8% Good
Read 120
Write 123
Mixed 99.9
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.29
4K Mixed 0.34
78% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 114%
WD My Passport 259B 1TB
338GB free, PID 259b
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
33.2% Below average
Read 75.3
Write 77.9
Mixed 64
93% 72.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.69
4K Mixed 0.23
67% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 33.2%
Great: 46%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown SLA302G08-GGNHC 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
43.8% Average
MC Read 18.3
MC Write 13.2
MC Mixed 15.6
45% 15.7 GB/s
SC Read 8.8
SC Write 8
SC Mixed 10.6
26% 9.13 GB/s
Latency 73.1
55% 73.1 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 43.8%
Great: 61%
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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 14,460 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: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $518
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