Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Gaming 22%
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 18%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 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%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics30.2% 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 Drive29.9% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
Very high background CPU (42%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130711
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateJan 27 '21 at 02:29
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 42%
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 PC Performing way below expectations (18th 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 (32nd percentile)
64% Good
Memory 81.9
1-Core 66.8
2-Core 124
58% 90.8 Pts
4-Core 254
8-Core 338
39% 296 Pts
64-Core 343
23% 343 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 64%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (48th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
30.2% Below average
Lighting 35.7
Reflection 41.4
Parallax 43.3
29% 40.1 fps
MRender 37.7
Gravity 39.8
Splatting 28.4
32% 35.3 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 30.2%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS900 120GB-$24
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 104 68 50 53 38 MB/s
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
29.9% Poor
Read 10.7
Write 113
Mixed 179
SusWrite 62.1
21% 91.1 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 45.4
4K Mixed 12.9
76% 27.1 MB/s
DQ Read 154
DQ Write 6.9
DQ Mixed 20.4
30% 60.3 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 29.9%
Great: 85%
Hitachi HDE721010SLA330 1TB-$24
525GB free
Firmware: ST6OA38G
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 91 61 58 59 58 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
23.3% Poor
Read 16.4
Write 59.6
Mixed 34.4
SusWrite 64.7
32% 43.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.4
71% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 23.3%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
38.8% Below average
MC Read 14.1
MC Write 13.1
MC Mixed 13.5
39% 13.6 GB/s
SC Read 8.9
SC Write 7.7
SC Mixed 10.5
26% 9.03 GB/s
Latency 77
52% 77 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 38.8%
Great: 76%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 11,017 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 25%
Desktop 71%
Workstation 22%

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

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