Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 57.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics71.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (61%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory23.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 11 '19 at 19:11
Run Duration212 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 61%
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 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-8300-$130
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
57.4% Above average
Memory 81.2
1-Core 55.7
2-Core 101
52% 79.3 Pts
4-Core 184
8-Core 318
32% 251 Pts
64-Core 361
24% 361 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 70%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$269
Zotac(19DA 3527) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 436.15
Performing below potential (23rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
71.2% Very good
Lighting 275
Reflection 227
Parallax 279
72% 260 fps
MRender 217
Gravity 251
Splatting 176
72% 215 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 80%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$34
306GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 144 121 147 148 148 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
67.7% Good
Read 97.5
Write 106
Mixed 66
SusWrite 138
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 112%
Hitachi HUA723030ALA640 3TB-$50
3TB free
Firmware: MKAOAA50
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 114 111 123 117 117 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
56.3% Above average
Read 78.7
Write 104
Mixed 73
SusWrite 117
69% 93.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
127% 1 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 56.3%
Great: 89%
WD Elements 25A3 6TB
5.5TB free, PID 25a3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 98 100 100 98 101 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
74.2% Very good
Read 186
Write 178
Mixed 82.8
SusWrite 99.5
176% 137 MB/s
4K Read 2.9
4K Write 8.1
4K Mixed 0.7
310% 3.9 MB/s
DQ Read 0.5
DQ Write 9.2
DQ Mixed 0.6
335% 3.43 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 103%
Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB
1.5TB free, PID 331a
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 99 101 101 100 104 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
50.4% Above average
Read 154
Write 126
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 100
150% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
98% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 73%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 750GB
33GB free, PID a00c
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 82 82 83 83 83 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
34.3% Below average
Read 78.2
Write 87.7
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 82.4
94% 70.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
77% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 34.3%
Great: 43%
SanDisk Cruzer Glide 8GB
7GB free, PID 5575
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 14 14 14 14 14 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
10.3% Very poor
Read 14.5
Write 11
Mixed 11.2
SusWrite 13.9
17% 12.6 MB/s
4K Read 3.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1.9
126% 2.3 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 10.3%
Great: 14%
SMI USB disk 8GB
3GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.9 5.1 5.2 5.6 5.3 5.6 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
3.92% Terrible
Read 12.7
Write 0.8
Mixed 3.2
SusWrite 5.3
6% 5.5 MB/s
4K Read 3.9
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
14% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.92%
Great: 19%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1866 CL10 Series Kingston KHX1866C10D3/8G 1866 CL10 Series Kingston KHX1866C10D3/8G 32GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
47.3% Average
MC Read 19.8
MC Write 15.1
MC Mixed 17.2
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 7.5
SC Write 7.7
SC Mixed 12
26% 9.07 GB/s
Latency 78.4
51% 78.4 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 47.3%
Great: 49%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $433
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