Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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.
Graphics32.6% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 18 '21 at 14:15
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 below expectations (34th percentile)
63.5% Good
Memory 73.8
1-Core 69.2
2-Core 145
58% 95.9 Pts
4-Core 287
8-Core 510
50% 398 Pts
64-Core 533
36% 533 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 63.5%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7950-$290
Gigabyte(1458 254C) 3GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1151.1008
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
32.6% Below average
Lighting 41.1
Reflection 36
Parallax 56
33% 44.4 fps
MRender 31.7
Gravity 41.1
Splatting 25.3
32% 32.7 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 32.6%
Great: 35%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD WD1001FAES-60Z2A0 1TB
890GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 82 79 117 108 126 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
60.6% Good
Read 112
Write 81.4
Mixed 79.7
SusWrite 99.5
69% 93 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 74%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1066 MHz clocked @ 533 MHz
Relative performance (0th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
40% Average
MC Read 15.4
MC Write 14.1
MC Mixed 13.2
41% 14.2 GB/s
SC Read 9.1
SC Write 9.6
SC Mixed 11
28% 9.9 GB/s
Latency 93
43% 93 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 40%
Great: 65%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 25%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

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