Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 41.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics33.6% 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)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150324
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateNov 17 '19 at 19:59
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-6300-$90
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
41.6% Average
1-Core 68.8
2-Core 125
46% 96.9 Pts
4-Core 213
8-Core 318
34% 265 Pts
64-Core 317
21% 317 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 41.6%
Great: 50%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$135
CLim: 985 MHz, MLim: 1450 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
33.6% Below average
Lighting 132
Reflection 134
Parallax 172
35% 146 fps
MRender 104
Gravity 118
Splatting 84.3
34% 102 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 33.6%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$55
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 443
Write 412
Mixed 385
92% 413 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 66.8
4K Mixed 43.1
140% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 262
197% 263 MB/s
Poor: 70% Great: 124%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
583GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 141 142 143 143 143 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
85.9% Excellent
Read 157
Write 149
Mixed 92.4
SusWrite 142
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
223% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
46.6% Average
MC Read 20.2
MC Write 12.8
MC Mixed 16.5
47% 16.5 GB/s
SC Read 10.6
SC Write 8
SC Mixed 13.8
31% 10.8 GB/s
Latency 70.6
57% 70.6 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 46.6%
Great: 65%
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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 25,527 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: $570
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