Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 51.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics62.1% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
24 days ago, 24 days ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 11 '19 at 22:10
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
51.5% Above average
1-Core 76.8
2-Core 148
53% 112 Pts
4-Core 285
8-Core 489
49% 387 Pts
64-Core 475
32% 475 Pts
Poor: 35%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 51%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$210
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.8
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
62.1% Good
Lighting 268
Reflection 212
Parallax 224
70% 234 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 231
Splatting 172
62% 182 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 66%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$74
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 145 154 159 162 159 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 43% Great: 91%
WD Black 2TB (2010)-$95
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 33 33 33 50 57 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
30.7% Below average
Read 66
Write 65.7
Mixed 44.2
SusWrite 40.9
40% 54.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
126% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 30.7%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Adata DDR3 2133 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
48.8% Average
MC Read 19.7
MC Write 15.5
MC Mixed 17
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 10
SC Write 9
SC Mixed 13.8
31% 10.9 GB/s
Latency 67.8
59% 67.8 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 48.8%
Great: 56%
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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 25,248 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: $567
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