Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop 74%
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 68.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics54.8% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive99.4% 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory14.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 23 '18 at 12:39
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (47th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
AMD FX-8370-$175
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
68.1% Good
Memory 90.7
1-Core 70.3
2-Core 133
61% 98 Pts
4-Core 247
8-Core 436
41% 342 Pts
64-Core 434
27% 434 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 68%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia GTX 780-Ti-$410
Gainward(10B0 100A) 3GB
CLim: 1306 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing below potential (79th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
54.8% Above average
Lighting 67.7
Reflection 64.2
Parallax 86
55% 72.7 fps
MRender 79.1
Gravity 74.3
Splatting 50.7
54% 68 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 54.8%
Great: 59%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 269 313 309 307 308 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
Read 443
Write 412
Mixed 378
SusWrite 305
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 82.2
4K Mixed 51
166% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 260
191% 252 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 124%
Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 64GB-$20
54GB free, PID a212
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 29 30 28 28 28 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
11.9% Very poor
Read 28.2
Write 27.2
Mixed 25.4
SusWrite 28.1
37% 27.2 MB/s
4K Read 3.1
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 1.2
62% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 11.9%
Great: 95%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
HyperX Savage DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below potential (21st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
49.7% Average
MC Read 20.3
MC Write 15.4
MC Mixed 17.3
50% 17.7 GB/s
SC Read 11
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 14.3
32% 11.2 GB/s
Latency 66.2
60% 66.2 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 49.7%
Great: 86%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 2,854 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 23%
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 19%

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $358
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