Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 47.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics25.6% 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 Drive54.5% 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.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140407
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 30 '19 at 15:17
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8320-$163
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
47.5% Average
1-Core 74.3
2-Core 147
52% 111 Pts
4-Core 251
8-Core 435
43% 343 Pts
64-Core 437
29% 437 Pts
Poor: 35%
This bench: 47.5%
Great: 51%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
MSI(1462 303A) 2GB
CLim: 1070 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.7.1
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
25.6% Poor
Lighting 114
Reflection 88.2
Parallax 145
30% 116 fps
MRender 62.5
Gravity 94.3
Splatting 90.7
26% 82.5 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 25.6%
Great: 29%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 60GB-$42
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 527ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 64 64 66 69 68 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
54.5% Above average
Read 343
Write 71.5
Mixed 112
SusWrite 65.3
32% 148 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 63.9
4K Mixed 28
108% 39.2 MB/s
DQ Read 90.9
DQ Write 67.9
DQ Mixed 77.9
59% 78.9 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 69%
Hitachi HTS545050B9A300 500GB-$69
450GB free
Firmware: PB4OC60F
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 78 78 76 79 79 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
45.1% Average
Read 79
Write 73.5
Mixed 41
SusWrite 78
50% 67.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 45.1%
Great: 45%
Seagate ST3500312CS 500GB-$15
466GB free
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 99 102 100 104 104 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
58.3% Above average
Read 102
Write 101
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 101
66% 89.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 58.3%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-12800CL9-4GBRL F3-12800CL9-4GBRL Kingston ACR16D3LU1KFG/4G Kingston ACR16D3LU1KFG/4G 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
48.9% Average
MC Read 19.8
MC Write 15.2
MC Mixed 17.3
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 10.6
SC Write 8.6
SC Mixed 13.9
32% 11 GB/s
Latency 68.1
59% 68.1 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 48.9%
Great: 49%
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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 25,277 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $561
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