Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 69.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics49.1% 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 Drive99.6% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory28.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 07 '21 at 06:44
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%
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 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
69.1% Good
Memory 79
1-Core 80.4
2-Core 148
63% 102 Pts
4-Core 320
8-Core 492
52% 406 Pts
64-Core 517
35% 517 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$234
CLim: 1266 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.12.1
Performing below potential (55th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
49.1% Average
Lighting 57.2
Reflection 60.1
Parallax 84.9
46% 67.4 fps
MRender 61
Gravity 65.8
Splatting 44.4
52% 57.1 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 55%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 500GB-$58
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 387 422 424 431 377 373 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
99.6% Outstanding
Read 489
Write 429
Mixed 418
SusWrite 402
98% 435 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 75.6
4K Mixed 44.1
149% 51.5 MB/s
DQ Read 160
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 194
149% 198 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 99.6%
Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1600 C9 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1066 MHz clocked @ 533 MHz
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
39.5% Below average
MC Read 14.7
MC Write 14
MC Mixed 12.9
40% 13.9 GB/s
SC Read 8.6
SC Write 9
SC Mixed 11.8
28% 9.8 GB/s
Latency 82.3
49% 82.3 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 39.5%
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 12,425 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: $444
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