Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 69.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics71.5% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '21 at 19:04
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 16%
Watch Gameplay: 1660S + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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)
69.2% Good
Memory 85.4
1-Core 77.9
2-Core 150
64% 104 Pts
4-Core 287
8-Core 501
49% 394 Pts
64-Core 518
35% 518 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 69.2%
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 (63rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
71.5% Very good
Lighting 91.6
Reflection 87.8
Parallax 91.3
74% 90.2 fps
MRender 114
Gravity 79.7
Splatting 70.4
68% 88 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 76%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$37
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 158 182 182 200 199 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 197
Write 200
Mixed 85.4
SusWrite 177
120% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 107%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below potential (22nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
50.6% Above average
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 15.2
MC Mixed 17.8
52% 18.2 GB/s
SC Read 10.9
SC Write 8.7
SC Mixed 14.1
32% 11.2 GB/s
Latency 71.7
56% 71.7 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 50.6%
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 12,370 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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