Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 70%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics52.1% 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 Drive56.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (47%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory1.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 01 '21 at 04:13
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User NZL-User
Background CPU 47%
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 PC Performing as expected (56th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8370-$190
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
70% Very good
Memory 88.6
1-Core 79.3
2-Core 150
66% 106 Pts
4-Core 279
8-Core 468
47% 374 Pts
64-Core 493
33% 493 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 70%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$234
CLim: 1306 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 21.8.2
Performing below potential (72nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
52.1% Above average
Lighting 62
Reflection 61.1
Parallax 87.2
50% 70.1 fps
MRender 61
Gravity 68.7
Splatting 45.3
54% 58.3 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 52.1%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$39
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 60AABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 82 72 91 85 76 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
56.4% Above average
Read 228
Write 124
Mixed 171
SusWrite 82.4
34% 151 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 72.6
4K Mixed 35
120% 43.9 MB/s
DQ Read 92.7
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 102
80% 108 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 56.4%
Great: 73%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$37
431GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 183 184 183 184 183 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
98.1% Outstanding
Read 160
Write 162
Mixed 81
SusWrite 182
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
128% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 98.1%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
29% Poor
MC Read 10.9
MC Write 9.1
MC Mixed 7
26% 9 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 8.2
26% 9.13 GB/s
Latency 68.9
58% 68.9 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 29%
Great: 70%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 36: 5R 2G 5B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
36% 21% 58 44 3 60 23.8" 1920 1080 PHLC155 PHL 243V7
Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 16,141 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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