Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics49.5% 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 Drive51.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory3.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateNov 20 '19 at 08:03
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU0%
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 PC Performing as expected (46th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8350-$130
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
70.6% Very good
Memory 91.4
1-Core 76.7
2-Core 148
66% 105 Pts
4-Core 270
8-Core 483
47% 376 Pts
64-Core 451
30% 451 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$188
CLim: 1288 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.11.2
Performing below potential (45th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
49.5% Average
Lighting 174
Reflection 174
Parallax 270
46% 206 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 179
Splatting 128
50% 149 fps
Poor: 42%
This bench: 49.5%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$70
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 60AABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 71 84 85 79 85 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
51.6% Above average
Read 191
Write 114
Mixed 144
SusWrite 78.6
29% 132 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 75.4
4K Mixed 29.7
113% 42.7 MB/s
DQ Read 85.3
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 92.8
73% 98.8 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 51.6%
Great: 73%
Samsung HM641JI 640GB-$47
56GB free
Firmware: 2AJ10002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 36 45 45 49 48 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
27.1% Poor
Read 51.8
Write 43.8
Mixed 37.5
SusWrite 42.6
32% 43.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 27.1%
Great: 50%
WD Black 2.5" 320GB (2010)-$34
202GB free
Firmware: 12.01A12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 75 75 75 75 75 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
40.1% Average
Read 64.3
Write 65
Mixed 50.8
SusWrite 74.9
47% 63.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 40.1%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1866 MHz clocked @ 933 MHz
Performing below potential (30th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
46.1% Average
MC Read 19.5
MC Write 14.2
MC Mixed 15.3
47% 16.3 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 11.4
28% 9.93 GB/s
Latency 65
62% 65 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 46.1%
Great: 71%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 6,299 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: 53% - Above average Total price: $437
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