Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 67.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics14.1% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Very high background CPU (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory5.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
DisplayΧρώματα 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121114
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 25 '20 at 19:00
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU 31%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8150-$183
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
67.4% Good
Memory 90.1
1-Core 72.8
2-Core 133
63% 98.8 Pts
4-Core 244
8-Core 414
41% 329 Pts
64-Core 422
28% 422 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 67.4%
Great: 69%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7770
Sapphire(174B E244) 1GB
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
14.1% Very poor
Lighting 60.5
Reflection 39.2
Parallax 78.2
16% 59.3 fps
MRender 31.2
Gravity 53
Splatting 47.5
14% 43.9 fps
Poor: 12%
This bench: 14.1%
Great: 15%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA050 500GB-$18
285GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS1O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 85 83 76 94 97 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
32.1% Below average
Read 25.7
Write 34.8
Mixed 25.3
SusWrite 86
32% 43 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 32.1%
Great: 102%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$41
931GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 192 203 203 202 192 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 196
Write 164
Mixed 87.8
SusWrite 196
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
165% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 113%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair ValueSelect DDR3 1600 C11 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
29.9% Poor
MC Read 10.7
MC Write 8.4
MC Mixed 9.1
27% 9.4 GB/s
SC Read 8.7
SC Write 7.9
SC Mixed 10
25% 8.87 GB/s
Latency 67.1
60% 67.1 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 29.9%
Great: 34%
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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 30,286 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $553
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