Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 53.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics39.6% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateOct 13 '19 at 19:03
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
53.1% Above average
1-Core 80.1
2-Core 155
56% 118 Pts
4-Core 291
8-Core 539
52% 415 Pts
64-Core 494
33% 494 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 53.1%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$260
Asus(1043 86A5) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (142 fps cap detected)
39.6% Below average
Lighting 142
Reflection 142
Parallax 140
37% 142 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 142
Splatting 142
43% 141 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 39.6%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB-$35
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Q0125A
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 438
Write 390
Mixed 369
89% 399 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 56
4K Mixed 33.8
111% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 246
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 152
121% 172 MB/s
Poor: 56% Great: 124%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
82GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 560 326 328 325 327 330 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
127% Outstanding
Read 985
Write 639
Mixed 460
SusWrite 366
136% 612 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 81.4
4K Mixed 42.6
151% 53.1 MB/s
DQ Read 488
DQ Write 359
DQ Mixed 434
322% 427 MB/s
Poor: 138%
This bench: 127%
Great: 238%
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 64GB-$12
20GB free, PID 5581
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 19 18 19 19 9 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
15% Very poor
Read 27.5
Write 18.2
Mixed 22
SusWrite 16.8
28% 21.1 MB/s
4K Read 2.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 2.3
163% 2.4 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 15%
Great: 40%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Savage DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 1200 MHz
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
59.4% Above average
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 16.8
MC Mixed 21.9
61% 21.4 GB/s
SC Read 11.4
SC Write 9.7
SC Mixed 15.3
35% 12.1 GB/s
Latency 55.7
72% 55.7 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 59.4%
Great: 87%
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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 24,638 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $581
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