Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 59.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics36.9% 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 Drive84.6% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory1.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 10 '18 at 05:16
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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-$79
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
59.6% Above average
SC Int 86.8
SC Float 71.9
SC Mixed 78.9
63% 79.2 Pts
QC Int 296
QC Float 260
QC Mixed 292
64% 283 Pts
MC Int 529
MC Float 452
MC Mixed 523
75% 501 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 59.6%
Great: 59%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
Zotac(19DA 2376) 2GB
CLim: 1569 MHz, MLim: 1755 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
36.9% Below average
Lighting 118
Reflection 92
Parallax 106
35% 105 fps
MRender 83.8
Gravity 104
Splatting 80
38% 89.2 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 36.9%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
84.6% Excellent
Read 482
Write 385
Mixed 383
93% 416 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 59
4K Mixed 30.5
126% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 40.4
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 48.2
47% 71.6 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 126%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
75GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
59.7% Above average
Read 93.8
Write 114
Mixed 98.4
77% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.56
4K Mixed 0.35
136% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 59.7%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x4GB-$35
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1866 MHz clocked @ 933 MHz
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
44.5% Average
MC Read 19.8
MC Write 13.9
MC Mixed 13.3
45% 15.7 GB/s
SC Read 7.3
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 12.8
27% 9.53 GB/s
Latency 64.1
62% 64.1 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 44.5%
Great: 67%
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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 15,313 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: 85% - Excellent Total price: $543
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