Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
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 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 66.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics63.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive57.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
12 days ago, 12 days ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory17.3 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130116
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 02 '20 at 06:32
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 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-8320-$163
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
66.8% Good
Memory 87.8
1-Core 68.5
2-Core 138
62% 98 Pts
4-Core 249
8-Core 434
43% 342 Pts
64-Core 419
28% 419 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 66.8%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 590-$200
CLim: 1580 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.20
Performing below potential (75th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
63.7% Good
Lighting 231
Reflection 202
Parallax 307
61% 247 fps
MRender 161
Gravity 236
Splatting 143
64% 180 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 63.7%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX900 128GB-$103
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.0.7a
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 92 99 91 92 92 MB/s
Performing below potential (14th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
57.2% Above average
Read 268
Write 136
Mixed 171
SusWrite 95.4
37% 167 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 54
4K Mixed 31
109% 37.2 MB/s
DQ Read 196
DQ Write 121
DQ Mixed 35.5
60% 118 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 57.2%
Great: 82%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$35
116GB free
Firmware: 18.01H18
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 61 62 60 61 61 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
35.1% Below average
Read 61.2
Write 53.2
Mixed 46
SusWrite 60.7
41% 55.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 35.1%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CML8GX3M2A1600C9 CMY16GX3M2A1600C9 CML8GX3M2A1600C9 CMY16GX3M2A1600C9 24GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
43% Average
MC Read 17.1
MC Write 14.3
MC Mixed 13.7
43% 15 GB/s
SC Read 9.8
SC Write 8.4
SC Mixed 12.3
29% 10.2 GB/s
Latency 69.8
57% 69.8 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 43%
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 5,500 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $439
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