Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics42.3% 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 Drive70.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateAug 01 '20 at 16:17
Run Duration172 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%
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 PC Performing below expectations (32nd 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 (65th percentile)
67% Good
Memory 86.9
1-Core 73.5
2-Core 150
64% 103 Pts
4-Core 255
8-Core 449
44% 352 Pts
64-Core 424
28% 424 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 67%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$188
CLim: 1266 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.7.2
Performing below potential (13th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
42.3% Average
Lighting 51
Reflection 65.5
Parallax 79.1
43% 65.2 fps
MRender 64.8
Gravity 57.8
Splatting 53
38% 58.6 fps
Poor: 39%
This bench: 42.3%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$53
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 287 251 265 245 246 240 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
70.7% Very good
Read 457
Write 413
Mixed 411
SusWrite 256
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 39.6
4K Mixed 30
98% 31.6 MB/s
DQ Read 142
DQ Write 139
DQ Mixed 132
102% 138 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 130%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
334GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 129 128 130 131 128 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
85.8% Excellent
Read 171
Write 161
Mixed 92.3
SusWrite 128
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
221% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$52
607GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 122 126 124 126 124 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
77.1% Very good
Read 146
Write 152
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 124
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.1
41% 0.37 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 77.1%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown EWB4GB681PAE-16IC EWB4GB681PAE-16IC CT51264BD160B.C16F CT51264BD160B.C16F 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
47% Average
MC Read 19
MC Write 14.7
MC Mixed 16.7
48% 16.8 GB/s
SC Read 10
SC Write 8.7
SC Mixed 12
29% 10.2 GB/s
Latency 70.5
57% 70.5 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 47%
Great: 48%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 7,953 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $431
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