Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 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 63.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics57.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive46.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (77%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140407
Uptime1 Days
Run DateApr 13 '19 at 16:05
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 77%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
63.9% Good
Memory 79.5
1-Core 75.2
2-Core 137
60% 97.2 Pts
4-Core 261
8-Core 455
45% 358 Pts
64-Core 454
30% 454 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 63.9%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$267
Gigabyte(1458 3734) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 425.31
Performing below potential (61st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
57.2% Above average
Lighting 209
Reflection 192
Parallax 202
55% 201 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 210
Splatting 161
58% 173 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 57.2%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 240GB (2016)
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z3311000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 102 84 82 84 88 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
46.2% Average
Read 261
Write 335
Mixed 318
SusWrite 91.7
57% 251 MB/s
4K Read 17.6
4K Write 41.6
4K Mixed 20
74% 26.4 MB/s
DQ Read 164
DQ Write 167
DQ Mixed 25.2
58% 119 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 72%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
110GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 131 130 130 127 130 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
80.3% Excellent
Read 152
Write 122
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 128
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 114%
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 way below expectations (9th percentile)
46.1% Average
MC Read 19.4
MC Write 14.5
MC Mixed 16.1
48% 16.7 GB/s
SC Read 10.1
SC Write 7.8
SC Mixed 12.6
29% 10.2 GB/s
Latency 81.4
49% 81.4 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 46.1%
Great: 65%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 5,349 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $436
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