Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
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 63.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics70.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '21 at 18:48
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU2%
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 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 FX-8350-$130
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
63.7% Good
Memory 74.6
1-Core 75
2-Core 149
60% 99.6 Pts
4-Core 285
8-Core 502
49% 394 Pts
64-Core 507
34% 507 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 63.7%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super)-$240
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.11
Performing below potential (66th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
70.8% Very good
Lighting 91.4
Reflection 89.1
Parallax 91.7
74% 90.7 fps
MRender 112
Gravity 78.2
Splatting 70.7
67% 87 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 70.8%
Great: 75%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$37
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 188 178 198 191 181 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 202
Write 192
Mixed 77.3
SusWrite 177
118% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 109%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1066 MHz clocked @ 533 MHz
Performing below potential (10th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
40.1% Average
MC Read 15.3
MC Write 14.2
MC Mixed 13.4
41% 14.3 GB/s
SC Read 8.9
SC Write 9.3
SC Mixed 10.5
27% 9.57 GB/s
Latency 91.3
44% 91.3 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 40.1%
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 12,407 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: 55% - Above average Total price: $454
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