Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 60%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics52.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive92.9% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
11 months ago, 11 months ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1176 x 664 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121114
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 08 '19 at 19:30
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Phenom II X4 965-$144
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
60% Above average
Memory 84.7
1-Core 59.6
2-Core 120
56% 88.2 Pts
4-Core 206
8-Core 212
28% 209 Pts
64-Core 210
14% 210 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 60%
Great: 66%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.12
Performing below potential (62nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
52.1% Above average
Lighting 191
Reflection 174
Parallax 194
50% 186 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 186
Splatting 125
52% 155 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 52.1%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB-$38
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0427AC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 277 329 390 383 383 385 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
92.9% Outstanding
Read 435
Write 381
Mixed 370
SusWrite 358
87% 386 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 74
4K Mixed 42.2
139% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 230
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 213
165% 225 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 120%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB-$48
912GB free
Firmware: JP4OA3EA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 132 133 131 133 131 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
72.9% Very good
Read 123
Write 125
Mixed 59.2
SusWrite 131
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2133 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
32.1% Below average
MC Read 13.3
MC Write 7.2
MC Mixed 11.9
31% 10.8 GB/s
SC Read 7.1
SC Write 6.1
SC Mixed 9.3
21% 7.5 GB/s
Latency 72.3
55% 72.3 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 32.1%
Great: 81%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 7,169 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $432
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