Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 64.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics50.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive31.7% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory3.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140407
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 21 '21 at 03:42
Run Duration229 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 35%
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 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
64.3% Good
Memory 83.1
1-Core 72.4
2-Core 143
62% 99.5 Pts
4-Core 247
8-Core 373
40% 310 Pts
64-Core 384
26% 384 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 64.3%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$234
CLim: 1288 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.10.35.02
Performing below potential (61st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
50.1% Above average
Lighting 59.8
Reflection 60.7
Parallax 81.5
48% 67.3 fps
MRender 64.3
Gravity 64.8
Splatting 44.9
52% 58 fps
Poor: 38%
This bench: 50.1%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 50 64 68 96 115 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
31.7% Below average
Read 264
Write 40
Mixed 74.2
SusWrite 74.5
25% 113 MB/s
4K Read 11.4
4K Write 31.6
4K Mixed 11.8
49% 18.3 MB/s
DQ Read 24.2
DQ Write 49.6
DQ Mixed 19.9
20% 31.2 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 31.7%
Great: 123%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
783GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 120 123 123 123 120 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
84.9% Excellent
Read 174
Write 166
Mixed 81
SusWrite 122
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
233% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 107%
WD My Passport 25E1 1TB
636GB free, PID 25e1
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 22 25 25 25 25 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
16.5% Very poor
Read 18.8
Write 17.8
Mixed 15.2
SusWrite 23.4
26% 18.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
131% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 16.5%
Great: 65%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4GBH2X02E99927-16- 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
42.6% Average
MC Read 16.4
MC Write 14.5
MC Mixed 14.2
43% 15 GB/s
SC Read 9.2
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 12.3
29% 10 GB/s
Latency 74.9
53% 74.9 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 42.6%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 30: 3R 2G 9B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
30% 16% 85 92 8 60 24" 1920 1080 SPT098C Sceptre L24
History: Score 29: 4R 1G 6B | Score 30: 3R 2G 9B
Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 12,943 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 73%
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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