Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 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 47.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics32.1% 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)
Boot Drive83.2% 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.
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 (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 EVO R2.0  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140318
Uptime18.1 Days
Run DateDec 02 '19 at 18:26
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd 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 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
47.8% Average
1-Core 68.5
2-Core 140
49% 104 Pts
4-Core 271
8-Core 441
45% 356 Pts
64-Core 452
30% 452 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 47.8%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 440.97
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
32.1% Below average
Lighting 135
Reflection 113
Parallax 123
36% 124 fps
MRender 79.9
Gravity 118
Splatting 80.6
32% 92.8 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 32.1%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 370 212 112 115 113 108 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
83.2% Excellent
Read 449
Write 366
Mixed 364
SusWrite 172
76% 338 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 70.1
4K Mixed 41.9
139% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 257
193% 257 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 135%
Microsoft Storage Space Device 497GB
295GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 372 383 407 404 406 405 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
97% Outstanding
Read 436
Write 384
Mixed 364
SusWrite 396
89% 395 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 69.5
4K Mixed 42.6
140% 48.1 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 255
192% 257 MB/s
Poor: 85%
This bench: 97%
Great: 129%
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 (7th percentile)
45.3% Average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 14.9
MC Mixed 16.2
46% 16.2 GB/s
SC Read 9.2
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 11.2
28% 9.73 GB/s
Latency 72.6
55% 72.6 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 45.3%
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 EVO R2.0 Builds (Compare 5,718 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 EVO R2.0 - $166

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $603
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