Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail 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 51.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics5.54% 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 Drive58.9% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory5.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20131106
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 29 '18 at 09:32
Run Duration449 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8350-$130
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
51.6% Above average
1-Core 77.8
2-Core 156
55% 117 Pts
4-Core 281
8-Core 486
48% 384 Pts
64-Core 499
34% 499 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 51.6%
Great: 56%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 240
Sapphire(174B E263) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 13.251.0.0
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
5.54% Terrible
Lighting 20.3
Reflection 23.1
Parallax 27.5
5% 23.6 fps
MRender 16.5
Gravity 19.7
Splatting 18.8
6% 18.3 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.54%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M500 120GB-$150
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
58.9% Above average
Read 465
Write 138
Mixed 163
55% 255 MB/s
4K Read 18.6
4K Write 49.9
4K Mixed 22.8
84% 30.5 MB/s
DQ Read 177
DQ Write 93.4
DQ Mixed 41.7
56% 104 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 77%
WD Elements 25A1 3TB
2.5TB free, PID 25a1
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
42.3% Average
Read 113
Write 101
Mixed 14.6
87% 76.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.52
4K Write 1.14
4K Mixed 0.08
47% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 42.3%
Great: 62%
Seagate Expansion 1TB
449GB free, PID 2320
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
18.7% Very poor
Read 34.8
Write 33.2
Mixed 33.4
43% 33.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.31
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.34
83% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 18.7%
Great: 42%
Hitachi HTS543232L9A300 320GB
194GB free, PID 2329
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
16.1% Very poor
Read 37.3
Write 33.1
Mixed 2.4
27% 24.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.34
51% 0.64 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 16.1%
Great: 19%
6GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
3.83% Terrible
Read 13.7
Write 4.64
Mixed 4.62
8% 7.66 MB/s
4K Read 3.4
4K Write 0.007
4K Mixed 0.009
13% 1.14 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 3.83%
Great: 20%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair ValueSelect DDR3 1333 C9 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
27.1% Poor
MC Read 9.1
MC Write 8.8
MC Mixed 7.7
24% 8.53 GB/s
SC Read 8.5
SC Write 7.8
SC Mixed 8.6
24% 8.3 GB/s
Latency 77.5
52% 77.5 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 27.1%
Great: 30%
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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 25,264 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $561
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