Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 58.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics27.9% 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)
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 (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130711
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 31 '21 at 23:27
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core-$150
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
58.5% Above average
Memory 78.7
1-Core 63.7
2-Core 134
57% 92 Pts
4-Core 224
8-Core 224
31% 224 Pts
64-Core 227
15% 227 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 58.5%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
EVGA(3842 2765) 2GB
CLim: 1293 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 465.89
Performing below potential (70th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
27.9% Poor
Lighting 29.7
Reflection 32.2
Parallax 43.9
24% 35.3 fps
MRender 40.9
Gravity 40.2
Splatting 32.9
32% 38 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 27.9%
Great: 30%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$85
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 179 179 182 174 178 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
Read 138
Write 147
Mixed 68
SusWrite 176
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
80% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 91%
WL150GLSA1654 150GB
140GB free
Firmware: 03.03V01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 119 124 123 122 120 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
71.1% Very good
Read 127
Write 119
Mixed 69.9
SusWrite 121
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.3
234% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 71%
Spcc Solid State Disk 256GB
182GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM91.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 239 159 188 196 196 198 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 16% Great: 92%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/4G KHX1600C10D3/8G KHX1600C10D3/8G KHX1600C10D3/4G 16GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
43.8% Average
MC Read 18.2
MC Write 12.7
MC Mixed 16.5
45% 15.8 GB/s
SC Read 9
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 11.2
28% 9.67 GB/s
Latency 83
48% 83 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 43.8%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 12,942 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 26%
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Desktop
Desktop 73%
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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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