Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 64.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics41.7% 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 Drive92.6% 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140106
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJan 10 '21 at 13:35
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 23%
Watch Gameplay: 1650 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 below expectations (33rd percentile)
64.3% Good
Memory 83.1
1-Core 70
2-Core 122
58% 91.6 Pts
4-Core 246
8-Core 435
43% 341 Pts
64-Core 418
28% 418 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 64.3%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1650-$155
CLim: 2175 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 461.09
Performing below potential (46th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
41.7% Average
Lighting 53.8
Reflection 55
Parallax 48.3
44% 52.4 fps
MRender 41.2
Gravity 50.4
Splatting 45.8
40% 45.8 fps
Poor: 40%
This bench: 41.7%
Great: 46%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB-$389
657GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 337 393 400 419 431 434 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
92.6% Outstanding
Read 474
Write 427
Mixed 362
SusWrite 402
94% 416 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 60.2
4K Mixed 37.4
120% 41.3 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 260
195% 259 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 92.6%
Great: 123%
Maxtor STM3320613AS 320GB
264GB free
Firmware: MX15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 119 118 119 120 120 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
63.5% Good
Read 104
Write 91.8
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 118
67% 91.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 63.5%
Great: 66%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC61
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 193 190 196 196 194 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 182
Write 178
Mixed 84
SusWrite 192
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 107%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2133 C11 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
44.1% Average
MC Read 18.2
MC Write 14.4
MC Mixed 14.7
45% 15.8 GB/s
SC Read 9.2
SC Write 8
SC Mixed 11.4
27% 9.53 GB/s
Latency 74.9
53% 74.9 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 44.1%
Great: 81%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 12,992 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $454
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