Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics34.7% 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)
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.
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.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 06:48
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 (81st percentile)
69.7% Good
Memory 89.1
1-Core 66.9
2-Core 149
63% 102 Pts
4-Core 272
8-Core 494
48% 383 Pts
64-Core 486
33% 486 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$170
CLim: 1010 MHz, MLim: 1450 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing below potential (55th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
34.7% Below average
Lighting 138
Reflection 133
Parallax 177
36% 149 fps
MRender 107
Gravity 122
Splatting 89.3
35% 106 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 34.7%
Great: 37%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$85
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 171 173 193 185 155 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 211
Write 201
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 170
122% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 109%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5471-054.A00LF 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
49.4% Average
MC Read 20.3
MC Write 15.3
MC Mixed 17.4
50% 17.7 GB/s
SC Read 10.8
SC Write 8.9
SC Mixed 13.3
31% 11 GB/s
Latency 68.4
58% 68.4 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 62%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 5,380 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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