Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
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 69.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics8.4% 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.
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.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory27.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 03 '21 at 13:35
Run Duration316 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 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 4.05 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
69.1% Good
Memory 83.6
1-Core 76.6
2-Core 153
64% 104 Pts
4-Core 295
8-Core 500
50% 398 Pts
64-Core 499
34% 499 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 69.1%
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: 461.09
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
8.4% Terrible
Lighting 8.8
Reflection 11.9
Parallax 10.8
7% 10.5 fps
MRender 13.8
Gravity 12
Splatting 10.8
10% 12.2 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 8.4%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$80
243GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 367 288 278 226 245 261 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 77% Great: 129%
Hitachi HDS721616PLA380 165GB-$46
58GB free
Firmware: P22OA50U
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 30 29 29 29 29 MB/s
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
24.5% Poor
Read 56.2
Write 28.5
Mixed 26.8
SusWrite 29
26% 35.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
90% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 24.5%
Great: 40%
WD Black 6TB (2015)-$289
5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 212 214 216 216 216 216 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 207
Write 218
Mixed 113
SusWrite 215
138% 188 MB/s
4K Read 5.9
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
431% 3.47 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 121%
Great: 120%
WD My Book 1140 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 1003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 95 102 103 103 103 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
54.5% Above average
Read 89.3
Write 91
Mixed 73.2
SusWrite 100
65% 88.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
165% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 69%
WD My Book 25EE 8TB
2.5TB free, PID 25ee
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 127 129 127 126 125 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
63% Good
Read 139
Write 148
Mixed 98.1
SusWrite 124
172% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.3
220% 2.63 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 63%
Great: 97%
WD easystore 25FB 12TB
4TB free, PID 25fb
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 155 150 150 153 150 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
81.9% Excellent
Read 157
Write 168
Mixed 90.5
SusWrite 150
190% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 8.5
4K Mixed 1.1
334% 3.83 MB/s
DQ Read 0.8
DQ Write 7.3
DQ Mixed 1.2
292% 3.1 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 81.9%
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 (20th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
50% Above average
MC Read 20.6
MC Write 15.5
MC Mixed 18.1
52% 18.1 GB/s
SC Read 11.2
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 13.9
32% 11.1 GB/s
Latency 74.1
54% 74.1 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 50%
Great: 60%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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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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