Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 63%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics158% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory9.7 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130711
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateApr 29 '18 at 03:04
Run Duration99 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 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-8320-$72
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.35 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
63% Good
SC Int 88.3
SC Float 75.5
SC Mixed 81.7
66% 81.8 Pts
QC Int 336
QC Float 275
QC Mixed 313
70% 308 Pts
MC Int 552
MC Float 474
MC Mixed 544
79% 523 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 63%
Great: 59%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$770
EVGA(3842 6698) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 397.31
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
158% Outstanding
Lighting 427
Reflection 461
Parallax 613
153% 500 fps
MRender 264
Gravity 546
Splatting 285
162% 365 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 158%
Great: 177%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 640GB (2008)-$80
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
57.4% Above average
Read 112
Write 88.5
Mixed 83.7
71% 94.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.29
87% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 Elpida EBJ21UE8BDF0-DJ-F CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 Elpida EBJ21UE8BDF0-DJ-F 12GB
1066, 1066, 1066, 1066 MHz
4096, 2048, 4096, 2048 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
43% Average
MC Read 16.1
MC Write 14.5
MC Mixed 14.2
43% 14.9 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 12.4
30% 10.5 GB/s
Latency 68.8
58% 68.8 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 43%
Great: 49%
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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 15,103 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $495
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