Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 68.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics150% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive81.4% 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.
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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 13 '20 at 02:13
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%
Watch Gameplay: 3070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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 (75th percentile)
68.4% Good
Memory 88.9
1-Core 75.4
2-Core 153
65% 106 Pts
4-Core 259
8-Core 420
43% 340 Pts
64-Core 479
32% 479 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3070-$500
Device(4D50 4449) ≥ 4GB; PNY
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 460.79
Performing below potential (35th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
150% Outstanding
Lighting 212
Reflection 193
Parallax 186
172% 197 fps
MRender 190
Gravity 149
Splatting 132
125% 157 fps
Poor: 129%
This bench: 150%
Great: 165%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$125
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 390 372 297 172 149 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
81.4% Excellent
Read 339
Write 410
Mixed 277
SusWrite 296
75% 331 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 78.9
4K Mixed 36.5
128% 47.1 MB/s
DQ Read 233
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 242
178% 234 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 81.4%
Great: 93%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
196GB free
Firmware: MS2O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 113 113 108 109 117 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
74.7% Very good
Read 148
Write 107
Mixed 32.8
SusWrite 112
72% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
146% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT102464BD160B.C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below potential (21st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
48% Average
MC Read 20.1
MC Write 14.5
MC Mixed 16.9
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 10.4
SC Write 7.8
SC Mixed 12.9
30% 10.4 GB/s
Latency 68.6
58% 68.6 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 48%
Great: 61%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 11,925 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $449
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