Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (16th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 84 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 65.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics40.5% 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 Drive84.6% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 06 '19 at 03:18
Run Duration152 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%
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 PC Performing way below expectations (16th 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 as expected (41st percentile)
65.3% Good
Memory 82.2
1-Core 69.8
2-Core 140
60% 97.4 Pts
4-Core 263
8-Core 392
42% 328 Pts
64-Core 408
27% 408 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 65.3%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$188
CLim: 1348 MHz, MLim: 2004 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing below potential (13th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
40.5% Average
Lighting 57.9
Reflection 68.8
Parallax 62.7
47% 63.1 fps
MRender 63.6
Gravity 36.8
Splatting 53.5
33% 51.3 fps
Poor: 38%
This bench: 40.5%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 301 87 84 82 84 80 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
84.6% Excellent
Read 475
Write 432
Mixed 381
SusWrite 120
79% 352 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 72.2
4K Mixed 45.2
150% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 260
195% 260 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 122%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$84
662GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 103 101 102 103 104 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
57% Above average
Read 96.5
Write 63.5
Mixed 64.3
SusWrite 102
60% 81.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 57%
Great: 114%
Hitachi HUA723030ALA640 3TB-$50
788GB free
Firmware: MKAONS00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 79 79 79 79 80 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
45.7% Average
Read 80.3
Write 66
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 78.7
50% 68.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 45.7%
Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 8JTF51264AZ-1G6E1 EWB4GB681PAE-16IC 8JTF51264AZ-1G6E1 EWB4GB681PAE-16IC 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
45.8% Average
MC Read 18.4
MC Write 14.3
MC Mixed 16.7
47% 16.5 GB/s
SC Read 9.2
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 12.1
29% 10 GB/s
Latency 76.6
52% 76.6 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 45.8%
Great: 46%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 9,650 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $440
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