Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 38.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics38.7% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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)
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory3.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 11 '18 at 23:33
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD Phenom II X4 965-$144
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
38.8% Below average
SC Int 81.4
SC Float 49.3
SC Mixed 61.1
51% 63.9 Pts
QC Int 200
QC Float 132
QC Mixed 189
39% 173 Pts
MC Int 268
MC Float 180
MC Mixed 197
33% 215 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 38.8%
Great: 53%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7950-$290
Asus(1043 0428) 3GB
CLim: 900 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
38.7% Below average
Lighting 121
Reflection 75.3
Parallax 160
42% 119 fps
MRender 57.9
Gravity 112
Splatting 82.4
36% 84.1 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 38.7%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Plextor M5S 128GB-$75
12GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.04
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 908
Write 38.9
Mixed 80
72% 342 MB/s
4K Read 265
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 5.8
411% 91.3 MB/s
Poor: 52% Great: 87%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$74
455GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 74 72 76 76 76 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
48.5% Average
Read 94.7
Write 90.5
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 74.5
55% 75.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
85% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 48.5%
Great: 69%
Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250G 250GB
36GB free, PID 0411
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 29 28 29 29 28 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
32.1% Below average
Read 29.7
Write 29.5
Mixed 30
SusWrite 28.7
40% 29.5 MB/s
4K Read 6.6
4K Write 6.5
4K Mixed 6.2
456% 6.43 MB/s
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9965525-055.A00LF 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
23.3% Poor
MC Read 8.7
MC Write 6.4
MC Mixed 7.2
21% 7.43 GB/s
SC Read 5.5
SC Write 5.6
SC Mixed 5.9
16% 5.67 GB/s
Latency 78.8
51% 78.8 ns
Poor: 23%
This bench: 23.3%
Great: 34%
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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 14,441 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $518
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