Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 50.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics66.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at 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.
Very high background CPU (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory8.8 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 06 '17 at 02:38
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 31%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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-$111
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
50.9% Above average
SC Int 69
SC Float 58.5
SC Mixed 70.6
53% 66 Pts
QC Int 250
QC Float 224
QC Mixed 246
54% 240 Pts
MC Int 439
MC Float 374
MC Mixed 424
62% 412 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$167
MaxC: 1936 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
66.9% Good
Lighting 209
Reflection 179
Parallax 208
63% 199 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 201
Splatting 154
78% 169 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 70%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$80
2TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
99.1% Outstanding
Read 171
Write 174
Mixed 161
127% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.22
90% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 110%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)-$79
106GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
65.3% Good
Read 118
Write 108
Mixed 88.9
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 5.41
4K Mixed 0.5
179% 2.16 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 65.3%
Great: 109%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
106GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
72.3% Very good
Read 150
Write 102
Mixed 133
97% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 2.42
4K Mixed 0.2
101% 1.14 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 107%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
99GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
87.7% Excellent
Read 161
Write 145
Mixed 133
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.26
89% 0.96 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 87.7%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1866C10D3/4G Hynix HMT325U6BFR8C-H9 Hynix HMT325U6BFR8C-H9 KHX1866C10D3/4G 12GB
1066, 1066, 1066, 1066 MHz
4096, 2048, 2048, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
37.9% Below average
MC Read 15.1
MC Write 13.1
MC Mixed 12.1
38% 13.4 GB/s
SC Read 7.7
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 9.9
25% 8.7 GB/s
Latency 86.8
46% 86.8 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 37.9%
Great: 38%
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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 7,831 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $83

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $608
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