Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 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 56.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics36.2% 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 Drive76% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory3.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 19:16
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th 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 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
56.4% Above average
SC Int 80.3
SC Float 71.5
SC Mixed 77.1
61% 76.3 Pts
QC Int 293
QC Float 257
QC Mixed 277
63% 276 Pts
MC Int 486
MC Float 402
MC Mixed 451
67% 446 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 56.4%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
Asus(1043 847A) 2GB
CLim: 1228 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
36.2% Below average
Lighting 94.2
Reflection 74.3
Parallax 118
32% 95.5 fps
MRender 84.7
Gravity 114
Splatting 75
40% 91.1 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 36.2%
Great: 40%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
76% Very good
Read 484
Write 376
Mixed 396
93% 419 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 51.4
4K Mixed 20.5
107% 35.7 MB/s
DQ Read 37
DQ Write 60.2
DQ Mixed 21.7
24% 39.7 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 76%
Great: 123%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905471-011.A00LF 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
42.5% Average
MC Read 16.6
MC Write 14.3
MC Mixed 14.7
43% 15.2 GB/s
SC Read 6.8
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 11.6
25% 8.9 GB/s
Latency 75.1
53% 75.1 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 42.5%
Great: 54%
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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 14,467 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $518
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