Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 47%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics54.4% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive90.1% 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.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory5.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateFeb 18 '19 at 20:04
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 31%

 PC Performing as expected (44th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8350-$99
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
47% Average
1-Core 74
2-Core 145
52% 109 Pts
4-Core 262
8-Core 477
46% 370 Pts
64-Core 480
32% 480 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 47%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$170
Asus(1043 85B9) 3GB
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
54.4% Above average
Lighting 207
Reflection 180
Parallax 214
54% 200 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 203
Splatting 164
55% 173 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 54.4%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$74
217GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 280 368 252 216 312 315 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
90.1% Outstanding
Read 457
Write 275
Mixed 237
SusWrite 290
70% 315 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 81.5
4K Mixed 40.4
143% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 176
DQ Mixed 90.3
102% 177 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 131%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$47
2TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 183 184 183 182 184 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 152
Mixed 87.7
SusWrite 183
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 106%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1333 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
26.6% Poor
MC Read 9
MC Write 8.8
MC Mixed 7.8
24% 8.53 GB/s
SC Read 7.2
SC Write 7.2
SC Mixed 8
21% 7.47 GB/s
Latency 78.3
51% 78.3 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 26.6%
Great: 54%
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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 24,028 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $528
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