Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 48.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics24.7% 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMay 12 '18 at 23:23
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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-8320E-$90
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
48.2% Average
SC Int 69.4
SC Float 61.4
SC Mixed 65.9
52% 65.6 Pts
QC Int 250
QC Float 213
QC Mixed 231
52% 231 Pts
MC Int 442
MC Float 378
MC Mixed 439
63% 420 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 48.2%
Great: 58%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 360-$98
Sapphire(174B E322) 2GB
CLim: 1060 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.4.1
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
24.7% Poor
Lighting 69.6
Reflection 76.2
Parallax 89.2
24% 78.3 fps
MRender 53.6
Gravity 59.7
Splatting 71.8
26% 61.7 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 24.7%
Great: 28%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)-$70
910GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 180
Mixed 178
138% 183 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.99
245% 2.39 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 106%
Great: 111%
Hitachi HDS721010KLA330 1TB-$47
882GB free
Firmware: GKAO Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
43.4% Average
Read 75.3
Write 75.4
Mixed 78.3
58% 76.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.49
124% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 43.4%
Great: 47%
Seagate ST1000DM 010-2EP102 1TB
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
88.7% Excellent
Read 175
Write 134
Mixed 125
108% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.27
84% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 88.7%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1066 MHz clocked @ 533 MHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
24.1% Poor
MC Read 8.1
MC Write 7.7
MC Mixed 6.9
22% 7.57 GB/s
SC Read 8.3
SC Write 7.2
SC Mixed 6.8
21% 7.43 GB/s
Latency 86.8
46% 86.8 ns
Poor: 23%
This bench: 24.1%
Great: 39%
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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 16,035 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $550
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