Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 63.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics32.1% 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.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140407
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 20:04
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
63.6% Good
SC Int 92.5
SC Float 80.3
SC Mixed 85.2
69% 86 Pts
QC Int 332
QC Float 294
QC Mixed 314
71% 313 Pts
MC Int 520
MC Float 450
MC Mixed 521
75% 497 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 59%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270-$200
XFX(1682 9270) 2GB
CLim: 925 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.5.2
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
32.1% Below average
Lighting 99.9
Reflection 77.4
Parallax 127
34% 102 fps
MRender 56.6
Gravity 82
Splatting 80.6
31% 73.1 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 32.1%
Great: 35%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
599GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
97% Outstanding
Read 196
Write 142
Mixed 141
120% 160 MB/s
4K Read 1.08
4K Write 2.48
4K Mixed 0.3
124% 1.28 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 97%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 1200 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
60.3% Good
MC Read 25.7
MC Write 16.9
MC Mixed 22.6
62% 21.7 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 16
36% 12.5 GB/s
Latency 55.4
72% 55.4 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 87%
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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 14,380 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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