Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 51.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics31.3% 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 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.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory4.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime6 Days
Run DateNov 29 '20 at 20:27
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing below expectations (25th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-4300-$70
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
51.4% Above average
Memory 71.6
1-Core 72.8
2-Core 139
57% 94.4 Pts
4-Core 193
8-Core 130
23% 162 Pts
64-Core 139
9% 139 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 65%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Zotac(19DA 1375) 2GB
CLim: 1405 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing below potential (16th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
31.3% Below average
Lighting 39.3
Reflection 42.7
Parallax 38.3
32% 40.1 fps
MRender 36.6
Gravity 38.5
Splatting 33.6
31% 36.2 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 31.3%
Great: 36%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$29
621GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 138 76 139 147 146 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
85.1% Excellent
Read 170
Write 146
Mixed 97.7
SusWrite 126
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.2
221% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 85.1%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
25.4% Poor
MC Read 8.8
MC Write 7.9
MC Mixed 8
24% 8.23 GB/s
SC Read 8.1
SC Write 7.4
SC Mixed 8.5
23% 8 GB/s
Latency 97.8
41% 97.8 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 25.4%
Great: 35%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 9,509 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $440
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