Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 60%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics50.9% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive42.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory20GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 20GB 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 (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory16 GB free of 20 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMay 23 '20 at 23:10
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing as expected (45th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-6300-$90
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
60% Above average
Memory 75.7
1-Core 52.7
2-Core 129
53% 85.8 Pts
4-Core 244
8-Core 330
37% 287 Pts
64-Core 345
23% 345 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 60%
Great: 69%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390X-$340
CLim: 1090 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.2.2
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
50.9% Above average
Lighting 229
Reflection 167
Parallax 278
60% 225 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 183
Splatting 186
51% 169 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 480GB (2018)-$60
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UG220400
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 60 131 183 184 183 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
42.4% Average
Read 404
Write 201
Mixed 255
SusWrite 157
56% 254 MB/s
4K Read 16.8
4K Write 13.4
4K Mixed 9.1
44% 13.1 MB/s
DQ Read 115
DQ Write 42.6
DQ Mixed 31.7
36% 63.1 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 42.4%
Great: 59%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$90
805GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 173 200 203 212 218 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 197
Write 170
Mixed 30
SusWrite 201
108% 149 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2
368% 2.8 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 115%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT125U6BFR8C-H9 Corsair CMX16GX3M2A1600C11 HMT125U6BFR8C-H9 Corsair CMX16GX3M2A1600C11 20GB
1066, 1066, 1066, 1066 MHz
2048, 8192, 2048, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
38.8% Below average
MC Read 14.9
MC Write 13.3
MC Mixed 13.1
39% 13.8 GB/s
SC Read 8.4
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 11.2
27% 9.37 GB/s
Latency 88.9
45% 88.9 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 38.8%
Great: 42%
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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 30,155 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $568
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