Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 69.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics8.57% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive82.3% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory16.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime9.1 Days
Run DateJan 08 '21 at 19:38
Run Duration185 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 (81st percentile)
69.2% Good
Memory 88.3
1-Core 74.7
2-Core 147
64% 103 Pts
4-Core 271
8-Core 482
47% 377 Pts
64-Core 478
32% 478 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 650-$112
PNY(196E 0974) 2GB
CLim: 1058 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
8.57% Terrible
Lighting 9.2
Reflection 11.9
Parallax 12.8
7% 11.3 fps
MRender 13.7
Gravity 12
Splatting 10.7
10% 12.1 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 8.57%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$80
247GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 298 285 277 261 309 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
82.3% Excellent
Read 487
Write 312
Mixed 292
SusWrite 290
77% 345 MB/s
4K Read 18.6
4K Write 74.1
4K Mixed 33.7
111% 42.1 MB/s
DQ Read 267
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 81.2
103% 184 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 129%
Hitachi HDS721616PLA380 165GB-$46
58GB free
Firmware: P22OA50U
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 29 29 29 29 29 MB/s
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
24.4% Poor
Read 55.9
Write 27.7
Mixed 27.6
SusWrite 28.9
26% 35 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
92% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 24.4%
Great: 40%
WD Black 6TB (2015)-$289
5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 221 214 218 219 207 223 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 205
Write 245
Mixed 124
SusWrite 217
145% 198 MB/s
4K Read 6.6
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
460% 3.7 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 122%
Great: 120%
WD My Book 1140 2TB
1.5TB free, PID 1140
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 102 102 102 103 103 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
42.6% Average
Read 90.3
Write 91.1
Mixed 61.7
SusWrite 102
117% 86.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
108% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 42.6%
Great: 49%
WD My Book 25EE 8TB
2.5TB free, PID 25ee
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 132 128 129 127 129 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
61.5% Good
Read 123
Write 127
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 128
156% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.2
218% 2.67 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 97%
WD easystore 25FB 12TB
4.5TB free, PID 25fb
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 140 140 144 141 141 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
71.6% Very good
Read 156
Write 160
Mixed 90.9
SusWrite 141
183% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 5.8
4K Mixed 1.6
259% 3.1 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 103%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT102464BA160B.M16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below potential (12th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
47.4% Average
MC Read 19
MC Write 14.4
MC Mixed 17.1
48% 16.8 GB/s
SC Read 10.2
SC Write 8.6
SC Mixed 13.7
31% 10.8 GB/s
Latency 69.2
58% 69.2 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 47.4%
Great: 60%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 12,962 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 26%
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Desktop
Desktop 73%
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Workstation
Workstation 22%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

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