Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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 55.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics92.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D 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.
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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory2.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime3.3 Days
Run DateAug 06 '17 at 18:12
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User MYS-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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-$115
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
55.3% Above average
SC Int 78.4
SC Float 70
SC Mixed 74.2
59% 74.2 Pts
QC Int 289
QC Float 244
QC Mixed 273
61% 269 Pts
MC Int 479
MC Float 408
MC Mixed 456
67% 448 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 55.3%
Great: 65%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
92.7% Outstanding
Lighting 284
Reflection 271
Parallax 283
88% 280 fps
MRender 190
Gravity 270
Splatting 214
96% 225 fps
Poor: 77%
This bench: 92.7%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
407GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
80.9% Excellent
Read 144
Write 138
Mixed 121
101% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.32
4K Mixed 0.22
64% 0.64 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 109%
Toshiba MK6475GSX 640GB-$38
82GB free
Firmware: GT001M Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
32.5% Below average
Read 48.9
Write 64.2
Mixed 71.5
47% 61.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.31
4K Write 1.32
4K Mixed 0.17
56% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 32.5%
Great: 46%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Adata DDR3 2400 2OZ 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
43.6% Average
MC Read 18.4
MC Write 13.4
MC Mixed 14.3
44% 15.4 GB/s
SC Read 10
SC Write 8.7
SC Mixed 10.8
28% 9.83 GB/s
Latency 70.3
57% 70.3 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 43.6%
Great: 56%
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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 9,557 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $591
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