Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics47.9% 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 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.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory17.5 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130116
Uptime8.2 Days
Run DateJun 22 '21 at 21:23
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 (24th percentile)
63% Good
Memory 80.2
1-Core 64.1
2-Core 141
58% 95 Pts
4-Core 248
8-Core 472
45% 360 Pts
64-Core 450
30% 450 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 63%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650
Asus(1043 879B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2205 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 466.77
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
47.9% Average
Lighting 62.2
Reflection 59.2
Parallax 50.6
50% 57.3 fps
MRender 62.2
Gravity 54.9
Splatting 54.5
45% 57.2 fps
Poor: 42%
This bench: 47.9%
Great: 49%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 750GB-$47
639GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 39 44 42 68 72 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
42.7% Average
Read 97.6
Write 15.5
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 51.3
37% 50.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 42.7%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CML16GX3M2A1600C10 F3-10666CL9-4GBXL CML16GX3M2A1600C10 F3-10666CL9-4GBXL 24GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
8192, 4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
43.6% Average
MC Read 16.7
MC Write 14.4
MC Mixed 15.6
44% 15.6 GB/s
SC Read 9.7
SC Write 8.7
SC Mixed 11.7
29% 10 GB/s
Latency 80.2
50% 80.2 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 43.6%
Great: 44%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 2 7 4 60 23.5" 1280 720 SAM0D20 S24F350
Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 12,306 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
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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