Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 51.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics44.8% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
13 months ago, 13 months ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory6.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 07:59
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD Phenom II X4 965-$144
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
51.2% Above average
SC Int 90.1
SC Float 54.5
SC Mixed 67.7
57% 70.8 Pts
QC Int 358
QC Float 217
QC Mixed 270
64% 282 Pts
MC Int 363
MC Float 219
MC Mixed 271
43% 284 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 51.2%
Great: 53%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Asus(1043 8528) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1619 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
44.8% Average
Lighting 153
Reflection 126
Parallax 138
46% 139 fps
MRender 83.1
Gravity 132
Splatting 90.7
44% 102 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 44.8%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
335GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
92.1% Outstanding
Read 158
Write 163
Mixed 158
120% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.78
4K Mixed 0.17
70% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 92.1%
Great: 106%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
65.1% Good
Read 108
Write 118
Mixed 119
87% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.24
90% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 65.1%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1066 MHz clocked @ 533 MHz
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
33.2% Below average
MC Read 15.4
MC Write 8
MC Mixed 12
34% 11.8 GB/s
SC Read 6.9
SC Write 7.2
SC Mixed 8
21% 7.37 GB/s
Latency 95.6
42% 95.6 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 33.2%
Great: 62%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 16,042 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $450
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