Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 70.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics35.9% 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 Drive38.8% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 EVO R2.0  (all builds)
Memory6.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150212
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateOct 13 '20 at 11:22
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
70.6% Very good
Memory 93.7
1-Core 65.9
2-Core 132
62% 97.2 Pts
4-Core 258
8-Core 421
43% 340 Pts
64-Core 431
29% 431 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 452.06
Performing below potential (87th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (41 fps cap detected)
35.9% Below average
Lighting 45.5
Reflection 44.1
Parallax 39.2
38% 43 fps
MRender 40.1
Gravity 39.5
Splatting 36.2
24% 38.6 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 35.9%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 120GB-$20
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61K1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 65 24 60 11 67 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
38.8% Below average
Read 478
Write 281
Mixed 89.6
SusWrite 54.7
49% 226 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 15.1
4K Mixed 16.5
30% 10.7 MB/s
DQ Read 86.8
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 160
114% 142 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 38.8%
Great: 81%
Toshiba MK3259GSXP 320GB-$27
38GB free
Firmware: GN001A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 47 46 46 47 48 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
30.8% Below average
Read 60.6
Write 63.5
Mixed 18
SusWrite 46.5
34% 47.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
117% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 30.8%
Great: 44%
WD Green 500GB (2012)
177GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 89 94 93 93 95 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
55.8% Above average
Read 102
Write 13.7
Mixed 90.4
SusWrite 92
56% 74.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 55.8%
Great: 82%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1866 MHz clocked @ 933 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
52.9% Above average
MC Read 22.9
MC Write 15.5
MC Mixed 19.1
55% 19.2 GB/s
SC Read 11
SC Write 7.7
SC Mixed 11.3
29% 10 GB/s
Latency 60.4
66% 60.4 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 70%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 EVO R2.0 Builds (Compare 1,610 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0 - $166

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $546
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