Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 49.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics57% 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 Drive60.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory5.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 14 '19 at 21:34
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8350-$75
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
49.6% Average
1-Core 64
2-Core 154
50% 109 Pts
4-Core 295
8-Core 486
50% 391 Pts
64-Core 498
33% 498 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 49.6%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$188
CLim: 1360 MHz, MLim: 2180 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.10.2
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
57% Above average
Lighting 208
Reflection 182
Parallax 300
55% 230 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 208
Splatting 136
57% 165 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 57%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$74
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 60AABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 86 96 93 94 86 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
60.9% Good
Read 332
Write 118
Mixed 155
SusWrite 87.7
38% 173 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 76.8
4K Mixed 35.1
121% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 86.4
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 93.9
73% 99.3 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 60.9%
Great: 73%
Samsung HM641JI 640GB-$42
57GB free
Firmware: 2AJ10002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 83 83 84 85 87 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
48.7% Average
Read 85.4
Write 87.6
Mixed 50.9
SusWrite 84.4
57% 77.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
99% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 48.7%
Great: 50%
WD Black 2.5" 320GB (2010)-$20
202GB free
Firmware: 12.01A12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 69 69 70 70 68 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
38.6% Below average
Read 65.1
Write 64.8
Mixed 48.7
SusWrite 69.1
46% 61.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 38.6%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
44.6% Average
MC Read 18.7
MC Write 14.4
MC Mixed 14.1
45% 15.7 GB/s
SC Read 10.1
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 11.7
29% 10.1 GB/s
Latency 69.1
58% 69.1 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 44.6%
Great: 70%
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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 26,631 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: 46% - Average Total price: $533
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