Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics12.3% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory4.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 21 '19 at 17:14
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
69.4% Good
Memory 90.4
1-Core 76.9
2-Core 138
64% 102 Pts
4-Core 262
8-Core 492
47% 377 Pts
64-Core 493
33% 493 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 74%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7770
Asus(1043 0421) 1GB
CLim: 1020 MHz, MLim: 1150 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 18.12.2
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
12.3% Very poor
Lighting 0.2
Reflection 44
Parallax 72.2
0% 38.8 fps
MRender 29.1
Gravity 48.6
Splatting 43.6
13% 40.4 fps
Poor: 12%
This bench: 12.3%
Great: 15%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$52
459GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 96 44 65 91 104 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
54.8% Above average
Read 115
Write 110
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 75.1
70% 95.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.8
184% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 54.8%
Great: 86%
Microsoft Storage Space Device 999GB
365GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 139 135 141 139 142 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
92.6% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 141
Mixed 91.8
SusWrite 139
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.2
222% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 92.6%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Transcend JM1600KLN-4G 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below potential (26th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
49% Average
MC Read 20.5
MC Write 15.1
MC Mixed 16.8
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 13.3
31% 10.9 GB/s
Latency 66.6
60% 66.6 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 49%
Great: 62%
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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 31,057 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $571
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