Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 63.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics18.6% 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 Drive65.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory8.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140407
Uptime4.8 Days
Run DateApr 12 '21 at 18:24
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (49th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T-$340
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
63.5% Good
Memory 82.5
1-Core 66.8
2-Core 129
58% 92.8 Pts
4-Core 242
8-Core 354
38% 298 Pts
64-Core 355
24% 355 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 63.5%
Great: 70%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750-Ti-$110
CLim: 1346 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 465.89
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
18.6% Very poor
Lighting 22.1
Reflection 19.2
Parallax 21.9
18% 21.1 fps
MRender 26.2
Gravity 23.9
Splatting 17.6
20% 22.6 fps
Poor: 17%
This bench: 18.6%
Great: 20%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ ARC 100 240GB-$120
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 292 298 337 314 338 328 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
65.7% Good
Read 338
Write 330
Mixed 217
SusWrite 318
68% 301 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 51.5
4K Mixed 28
99% 34.4 MB/s
DQ Read 25.2
DQ Write 67.7
DQ Mixed 30.7
28% 41.2 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 100%
AMD 3+0 JBOD 3.5TB
2.5TB free
Firmware: 1.10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 68 67 70 70 70 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
50.4% Above average
Read 106
Write 96.9
Mixed 84.7
SusWrite 69
66% 89.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
197% 1.5 MB/s
Seagate Backup+ Desk 5TB
3TB free, PID ab34
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 161 163 164 166 165 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
71.8% Very good
Read 104
Write 102
Mixed 35.2
SusWrite 162
138% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 6.9
4K Mixed 0.5
255% 2.77 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
32.6% Below average
MC Read 14.2
MC Write 6.7
MC Mixed 12.6
32% 11.2 GB/s
SC Read 6.9
SC Write 6.2
SC Mixed 9.1
21% 7.4 GB/s
Latency 76.1
53% 76.1 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 32.6%
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 11,908 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 22%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

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