Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
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 67.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics57.6% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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)
Memory4.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 23 '20 at 04:03
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 29%
Watch Gameplay: 580 + 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-8350-$130
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
67.7% Good
Memory 85.8
1-Core 78.5
2-Core 136
63% 100 Pts
4-Core 268
8-Core 491
47% 380 Pts
64-Core 465
31% 465 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$185
CLim: 1411 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.10.1
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
57.6% Above average
Lighting 72.4
Reflection 69
Parallax 93
60% 78.2 fps
MRender 70.7
Gravity 70.2
Splatting 56.8
42% 65.9 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 61%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$35
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 48 48 53 52 54 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
44.5% Average
Read 106
Write 56.5
Mixed 31.5
SusWrite 49.8
44% 60.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.3
68% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 44.5%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown EWB4GB681PAE-16IC 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
45.4% Average
MC Read 19.1
MC Write 14.4
MC Mixed 14.5
46% 16 GB/s
SC Read 10.3
SC Write 9.3
SC Mixed 12.6
31% 10.7 GB/s
Latency 71.4
56% 71.4 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 45.4%
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 7,897 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: $430
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