Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 46.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics8.85% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive63.7% 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.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory4.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130225
Uptime1 Days
Run DateFeb 07 '20 at 18:38
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8320-$163
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
46.2% Average
1-Core 75.2
2-Core 132
50% 104 Pts
4-Core 240
8-Core 434
42% 337 Pts
64-Core 433
29% 433 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 52%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 740
MSI(1462 8A9E) 2GB
CLim: 1006 MHz, MLim: 445 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 432.0
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
8.85% Terrible
Lighting 27
Reflection 22.2
Parallax 30.6
7% 26.6 fps
MRender 18.7
Gravity 34.1
Splatting 27
9% 26.6 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 8.85%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB-$150
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 506ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 147 146 144 144 136 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
63.7% Good
Read 345
Write 212
Mixed 220
SusWrite 144
51% 230 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 47.6
4K Mixed 31.3
102% 34.4 MB/s
DQ Read 217
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 142
124% 185 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 63.7%
Great: 87%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$50
931GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 120 123 123 123 124 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
76.3% Very good
Read 144
Write 123
Mixed 115
SusWrite 121
93% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
208% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 75%
USB DISK 3.0 32GB
29GB free, PID 6300
Operating at USB 3.2 Speed
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 103
Write 92.2
Mixed 36
92% 77.1 MB/s
4K Read 3.2
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0.1
15% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 6% Great: 31%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Savage DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
45.9% Average
MC Read 19.6
MC Write 14.4
MC Mixed 14.3
46% 16.1 GB/s
SC Read 10.8
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 12.8
31% 10.8 GB/s
Latency 66.7
60% 66.7 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 45.9%
Great: 61%
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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 28,275 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $577
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