Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk
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. 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 58.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics8.83% 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 Drive87.5% 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 (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory7.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131106
Uptime1 Days
Run DateJun 23 '19 at 10:00
Run Duration164 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 35%

 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-6300-$90
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
58.2% Above average
Memory 77.6
1-Core 67.9
2-Core 122
56% 89.2 Pts
4-Core 211
8-Core 306
33% 259 Pts
64-Core 298
20% 298 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 58.2%
Great: 68%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTS 450
Nvidia(10DE 085A) 1GB
CLim: 825 MHz, MLim: 924 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
8.83% Terrible
Lighting 30
Reflection 30.3
Parallax 26.9
8% 29.1 fps
MRender 28
Gravity 31
Splatting 25.7
9% 28.2 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 8.83%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 359 200 149 151 134 137 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Read 460
Write 394
Mixed 358
SusWrite 188
78% 350 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 69.8
4K Mixed 44.3
148% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 259
194% 260 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 133%
Hitachi HDS723030BLE640 3TB
1TB free
Firmware: MX6OAAB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 137 137 138 139 138 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
79.2% Very good
Read 139
Write 126
Mixed 20
SusWrite 137
76% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
160% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 103%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$219
1TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 151 153 153 152 152 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
83.4% Excellent
Read 139
Write 139
Mixed 20.8
SusWrite 152
81% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
150% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 83.4%
Great: 107%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$88
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 133 133 136 135 135 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
62% Good
Read 81.8
Write 90.3
Mixed 62.9
SusWrite 134
68% 92.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
182% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 62%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-17000CL9-4GBXM 991997 (996997) F3-17000CL9-4GBXM 991997 (996997) 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
45.2% Average
MC Read 19.4
MC Write 13.2
MC Mixed 16.8
47% 16.5 GB/s
SC Read 8.4
SC Write 8.2
SC Mixed 12.4
28% 9.67 GB/s
Latency 85.2
47% 85.2 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 45.2%
Great: 49%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 5,342 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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