Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Gaming 24%
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 21%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 62.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics33.9% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive68.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
2 years ago, 2 years ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140407
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '21 at 02:28
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
AMD FX-8370-$175
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
62.8% Good
Memory 75.6
1-Core 76.1
2-Core 144
59% 98.6 Pts
4-Core 271
8-Core 441
44% 356 Pts
64-Core 452
28% 452 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 68%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
AMD RX 470-$126
CLim: 1226 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver:
Performing below potential (22nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
33.9% Below average
Lighting 38.1
Reflection 58.4
Parallax 60.8
31% 52.4 fps
MRender 59.4
Gravity 45.9
Splatting 42.4
40% 49.2 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 33.9%
Great: 47%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB-$75
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X231
SusWrite @10s intervals: 233 203 197 190 187 186 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
68.8% Good
Read 402
Write 275
Mixed 187
SusWrite 200
59% 266 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 56.8
4K Mixed 26.9
101% 35.9 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 173
DQ Mixed 120
115% 184 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 91%
Sandisk PLUS 240GB
150GB free
Firmware: UF22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 139 131 133 136 133 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
50.1% Above average
Read 411
Write 319
Mixed 273
SusWrite 161
65% 291 MB/s
4K Read 18.2
4K Write 37.7
4K Mixed 12.8
64% 22.9 MB/s
DQ Read 117
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 32.1
45% 83.8 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 50.1%
Great: 56%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1066 MHz clocked @ 533 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
39% Below average
MC Read 15
MC Write 13.7
MC Mixed 12.6
39% 13.8 GB/s
SC Read 9.2
SC Write 9.3
SC Mixed 10.6
28% 9.7 GB/s
Latency 89.2
45% 89.2 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 39%
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 2,844 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 23%
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 19%

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $358
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