Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 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 below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 31.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics26.6% 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)
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 (74%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 EVO R2.0  (all builds)
Memory5.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150212
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 01 '19 at 19:32
Run Duration183 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU 74%

 PC Performing below expectations (29th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8350-$130
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
31.7% Below average
1-Core 54.1
2-Core 97.2
36% 75.6 Pts
4-Core 157
8-Core 222
25% 189 Pts
64-Core 237
16% 237 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 31.7%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
CLim: 1007 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.9.3
Relative performance (0th percentile)
26.6% Poor
Lighting 114
Reflection 116
Parallax 145
30% 125 fps
MRender 76.6
Gravity 94.5
Splatting 112
27% 94.3 fps
Poor: 41%
This bench: 26.6%
Great: 48%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 500G 500GB
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 68 43 94 12 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 50% Great: 124%
Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB-$159
67GB free
Firmware: GM4O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 54 55 55 55 54 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
34% Below average
Read 63.5
Write 65
Mixed 38
SusWrite 54.7
41% 55.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 34%
Great: 51%
WD WD5000AACS-00ZUB0 500GB
86GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 76 76 76 76 76 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
43.7% Average
Read 76
Write 77.7
Mixed 52
SusWrite 76
52% 70.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 43.7%
Great: 50%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ares DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
29.2% Poor
MC Read 12.4
MC Write 9.3
MC Mixed 11
31% 10.9 GB/s
SC Read 5.3
SC Write 4.8
SC Mixed 5.5
15% 5.2 GB/s
Latency 138
29% 138 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 29.2%
Great: 71%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 EVO R2.0 Builds (Compare 5,857 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 EVO R2.0 - $166

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $636
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