Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics39% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive77.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Very high background CPU (85%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory3.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131106
Uptime8.1 Days
Run DateNov 09 '20 at 18:32
Run Duration193 Seconds
Run User SVN-User
Background CPU 85%

 PC Performing as expected (48th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8350-$130
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
69.1% Good
Memory 92.2
1-Core 64.3
2-Core 124
60% 93.5 Pts
4-Core 249
8-Core 490
46% 369 Pts
64-Core 484
32% 484 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$500
CLim: 1020 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 20.7.2
Performing below potential (69th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
39% Below average
Lighting 48.8
Reflection 32.6
Parallax 57.8
40% 46.4 fps
MRender 31.2
Gravity 50.8
Splatting 40.5
38% 40.8 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 39%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 269 237 251 246 239 248 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
77.7% Very good
Read 413
Write 325
Mixed 281
SusWrite 248
71% 317 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 68.1
4K Mixed 35
118% 42.6 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 148
128% 187 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 98%
WD WD5000AACS-00ZUB0 500GB
45GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 75 74 75 76 66 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
41.8% Average
Read 72
Write 69.7
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 73.2
49% 66.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 41.8%
Great: 49%
WD Green 6TB (2014)-$223
28GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 94 93 89 93 97 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
49.6% Average
Read 79.2
Write 88.5
Mixed 52.3
SusWrite 93.6
58% 78.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.5
110% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 49.6%
Great: 97%
WD Green 4TB (2013)-$136
14GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 132 128 134 129 130 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
66% Good
Read 100
Write 98.7
Mixed 75.8
SusWrite 130
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 66%
Great: 87%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$100
16GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 69 71 72 79 71 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
43.2% Average
Read 79
Write 67
Mixed 43
SusWrite 71.4
48% 65.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.4
85% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 68%
WD Green 6TB (2014)-$223
46GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 152 152 149 135 144 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
Read 154
Write 163
Mixed 102
SusWrite 145
104% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 97%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below potential (20th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
48.5% Average
MC Read 20.2
MC Write 14.7
MC Mixed 16.6
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 8.4
SC Mixed 13.3
31% 10.7 GB/s
Latency 63.7
63% 63.7 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 48.5%
Great: 64%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 12,895 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 26%
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Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $454
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