Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 24%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 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 relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 24.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics52.6% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (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.
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.
Very high background CPU (43%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory8.4 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150324
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 04:47
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 43%

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd 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-$81
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
24.4% Poor
SC Int 25.9
SC Float 22.6
SC Mixed 24.2
19% 24.2 Pts
QC Int 162
QC Float 153
QC Mixed 104
32% 140 Pts
MC Int 483
MC Float 417
MC Mixed 481
69% 460 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 24.4%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$208
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 23.20.15017.3010
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
52.6% Above average
Lighting 82.2
Reflection 103
Parallax 235
43% 140 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 170
Splatting 119
60% 139 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 52.6%
Great: 64%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)-$69
328GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
78.5% Very good
Read 107
Write 165
Mixed 117
97% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 5.32
4K Mixed 0.98
236% 2.32 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 110%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
141GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC62 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
65% Good
Read 128
Write 98.9
Mixed 128
90% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1.01
4K Write 1.33
4K Mixed 0.35
106% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 65%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-12800CL9-4GBXL F3-12800CL9-4GBXL Hynix HMT351U6CFR8C-PB 12GB
1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
37.7% Below average
MC Read 14.9
MC Write 14
MC Mixed 13.2
40% 14 GB/s
SC Read 6.2
SC Write 5.1
SC Mixed 8.2
19% 6.5 GB/s
Latency 101
40% 101 ns
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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 14,434 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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