Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 70.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics58.2% 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)
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 (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 18 '20 at 22:01
Run Duration164 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 16%
Watch Gameplay: 1060-6GB + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (56th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8370-$153
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
70.9% Very good
Memory 91.4
1-Core 79.8
2-Core 155
67% 109 Pts
4-Core 274
8-Core 493
48% 383 Pts
64-Core 499
34% 499 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 70.9%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing below potential (75th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
58.2% Above average
Lighting 225
Reflection 202
Parallax 233
59% 220 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 214
Splatting 160
58% 174 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 58.2%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate SSD 500GB
288GB free
Firmware: ST8S1024
SusWrite @10s intervals: 361 264 381 413 398 396 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
82.7% Excellent
Read 431
Write 401
Mixed 356
SusWrite 369
88% 389 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 44.8
4K Mixed 29.7
100% 33.3 MB/s
DQ Read 283
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 191
163% 240 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 113%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$67
54GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 118 107 114 115 106 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
58.7% Above average
Read 299
Write 134
Mixed 188
SusWrite 114
41% 184 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 47.7
4K Mixed 30.5
103% 34.6 MB/s
DQ Read 201
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 150
117% 163 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 72%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$27
224GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 133 133 133 135 136 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
94% Outstanding
Read 194
Write 152
Mixed 82.3
SusWrite 134
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 94%
Great: 114%
SanDisk Cruzer Glide 3.0 32GB
4GB free (System drive), PID 5597
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 9.7 10 11 14 14 13 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
18.4% Very poor
Read 88.1
Write 35
Mixed 13.3
SusWrite 12.1
39% 37.1 MB/s
4K Read 5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 1.8
100% 2.47 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 18.4%
Great: 27%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2133 MHz clocked @ 1066 MHz
Performing below potential (35th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
55.5% Above average
MC Read 23.9
MC Write 15.8
MC Mixed 20.4
57% 20 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 9.4
SC Mixed 14.3
35% 12.1 GB/s
Latency 65.2
61% 65.2 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 55.5%
Great: 90%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 7,159 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: 54% - Above average Total price: $432
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