Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 58.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics33% 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 Drive22.7% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory18.3 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit väriä
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140407
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateMar 20 '20 at 23:30
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-6350 Six-Core-$225
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
58.5% Above average
Memory 81.5
1-Core 56.8
2-Core 115
54% 84.4 Pts
4-Core 202
8-Core 238
29% 220 Pts
64-Core 304
20% 304 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 58.5%
Great: 70%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
MSI(1462 3201) 2GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 442.74
Performing below potential (51st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
33% Below average
Lighting 43.1
Reflection 41.6
Parallax 37.3
35% 40.7 fps
MRender 38.9
Gravity 38.2
Splatting 33.9
31% 37 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 33%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 480GB-$55
304GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1C2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 39 55 32 41 48 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
22.7% Poor
Read 184
Write 99.8
Mixed 86
SusWrite 50.7
23% 105 MB/s
4K Read 10.6
4K Write 17.4
4K Mixed 9.7
38% 12.6 MB/s
DQ Read 15
DQ Write 16.2
DQ Mixed 14.1
11% 15.1 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 22.7%
Great: 101%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$74
112GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 89 87 87 86 90 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
54.3% Above average
Read 333
Write 128
Mixed 159
SusWrite 88.3
39% 177 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 56.9
4K Mixed 29
99% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 93.1
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 102
78% 105 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 73%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$32
930GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 170 171 171 171 171 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 165
Mixed 87
SusWrite 170
110% 151 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.2
234% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 101%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/8G KHX1600C10D3/8G KHX1600C10D3/8G KHX1600C10D3/8G 24GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
41.8% Average
MC Read 18
MC Write 12.5
MC Mixed 14.4
43% 15 GB/s
SC Read 9
SC Write 8.1
SC Mixed 9.7
26% 8.93 GB/s
Latency 77.8
51% 77.8 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 41.8%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 15,772 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $454
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