Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics35.2% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive104% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Very high background CPU (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory4.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130225
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateSep 22 '20 at 06:34
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 34%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 above expectations (86th percentile)
70.1% Very good
Memory 91.3
1-Core 75.1
2-Core 138
64% 101 Pts
4-Core 265
8-Core 476
46% 371 Pts
64-Core 487
33% 487 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 70.1%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 680-$360
MSI(1462 2831) 2GB
CLim: 1202 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
35.2% Below average
Lighting 43.6
Reflection 40.4
Parallax 52.3
36% 45.4 fps
MRender 51.8
Gravity 51.7
Splatting 37.6
30% 47 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 35.2%
Great: 35%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate BarraCuda 120 SSD ZA500CM10003 500GB
249GB free (System drive)
Firmware: STRSD013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 302 387 412 422 411 422 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 458
Write 424
Mixed 419
SusWrite 393
95% 423 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 81.3
4K Mixed 49.2
161% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 266
200% 267 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 104%
Great: 137%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Transcend JM1333KLN-4G 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
28.3% Poor
MC Read 9.1
MC Write 8.9
MC Mixed 8.1
25% 8.7 GB/s
SC Read 8.8
SC Write 8.4
SC Mixed 8.6
25% 8.6 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 28.3%
Great: 54%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 8,122 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

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