Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 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 62.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics46.9% 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 Drive73.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory4.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 05 '20 at 03:16
Run Duration182 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 29%
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 PC Performing below expectations (28th 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 way below expectations (16th percentile)
62.2% Good
Memory 75.9
1-Core 71.8
2-Core 136
58% 94.7 Pts
4-Core 262
8-Core 464
46% 363 Pts
64-Core 457
31% 457 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 62.2%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$188
MSI(1462 809E) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1266 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.9.2
Performing below potential (27th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
46.9% Average
Lighting 164
Reflection 168
Parallax 236
43% 189 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 168
Splatting 126
47% 143 fps
Poor: 42%
This bench: 46.9%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$67
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 288 244 206 165 151 138 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
73.4% Very good
Read 454
Write 414
Mixed 300
SusWrite 199
76% 342 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 65.4
4K Mixed 30.4
114% 40.8 MB/s
DQ Read 257
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 10.3
53% 125 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 131%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$35
572GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 152 169 169 169 153 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
97.2% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 157
Mixed 35.3
SusWrite 163
96% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.5
120% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 97.2%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown EWB4GB681PAE-16IC 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1066 MHz clocked @ 533 MHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
34.3% Below average
MC Read 13.2
MC Write 11.8
MC Mixed 10.7
34% 11.9 GB/s
SC Read 8
SC Write 8.6
SC Mixed 9.5
25% 8.7 GB/s
Latency 88.5
45% 88.5 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 34.3%
Great: 56%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 6,372 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: $434
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