Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 68.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics28.4% 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 Drive36.3% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime13.8 Days
Run DateDec 07 '19 at 11:56
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 above expectations (80th percentile)
68.8% Good
Memory 87.2
1-Core 77.1
2-Core 154
65% 106 Pts
4-Core 273
8-Core 488
48% 380 Pts
64-Core 489
33% 489 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 441.41
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
28.4% Poor
Lighting 36.7
Reflection 34.1
Parallax 31.1
30% 34 fps
MRender 36
Gravity 32.9
Splatting 33
27% 34 fps
Poor: 23%
This bench: 28.4%
Great: 29%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$28
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 218 213 164 34 133 33 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
36.3% Below average
Read 325
Write 99.2
Mixed 96
SusWrite 132
36% 163 MB/s
4K Read 14.8
4K Write 20.1
4K Mixed 11.4
48% 15.4 MB/s
DQ Read 16.6
DQ Write 17.7
DQ Mixed 16.3
12% 16.9 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 36.3%
Great: 102%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB-$58
99GB free
Firmware: SD35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 105 102 101 105 106 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
51.6% Above average
Read 76
Write 72.3
Mixed 47.5
SusWrite 104
55% 74.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 51.6%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below potential (17th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
46.8% Average
MC Read 19.6
MC Write 14.4
MC Mixed 16.2
48% 16.7 GB/s
SC Read 10.2
SC Write 8.1
SC Mixed 12.4
29% 10.2 GB/s
Latency 70.3
57% 70.3 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 46.8%
Great: 74%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 9,549 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $440
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