Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk
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 a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 63.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics22.1% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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)
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime3.5 Days
Run DateApr 10 '19 at 15:14
Run Duration208 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 19%

 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 Server
AMD FX-6300-$90
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
63.2% Good
Memory 84.4
1-Core 71.4
2-Core 121
59% 92.1 Pts
4-Core 235
8-Core 296
35% 266 Pts
64-Core 298
20% 298 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 69%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
EVGA(3842 2662) 2GB
CLim: 1280 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
22.1% Poor
Lighting 24.5
Reflection 25
Parallax 32
20% 27.1 fps
MRender 34.7
Gravity 30.1
Splatting 26.6
25% 30.5 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 22.1%
Great: 23%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$66
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 60AABBF0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2473
Write 42.8
Mixed 90.7
181% 869 MB/s
4K Read 241
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 5.8
374% 83.3 MB/s
Poor: 33% Great: 74%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$70
749GB free
Firmware: CC26
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 164
Write 116
Mixed 73
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 59% Great: 114%
WD WD2500JD-00HBB0 250GB-$140
63GB free
Firmware: 08.02D08
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 11 12 12 12 12 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
6% Terrible
Read 9.2
Write 10.3
Mixed 2.5
SusWrite 11.6
6% 8.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.1
27% 0.2 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 6%
Great: 33%
Samsung HD503HI 500GB-$41
297GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 98 97 97 97 97 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
53.1% Above average
Read 88
Write 21.8
Mixed 44.2
SusWrite 96.8
46% 62.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 53.1%
Great: 60%
JetFlash Transcend 16GB
12GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.5 5.3 5.5 5.2 5.5 5.4 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
4.1% Terrible
Read 18
Write 6
Mixed 2.5
SusWrite 5.2
8% 7.93 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
6% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.1%
Great: 26%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below potential (13th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
47.7% Average
MC Read 20.6
MC Write 13.5
MC Mixed 17.6
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 9.5
SC Write 8.1
SC Mixed 12.2
28% 9.93 GB/s
Latency 72.8
55% 72.8 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 47.7%
Great: 64%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 9,648 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
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Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $440
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