Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 61.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics52.9% 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 Drive71.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory3.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140407
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 24 '21 at 15:05
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T-$175
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
61.6% Good
Memory 79.4
1-Core 60.5
2-Core 120
55% 86.6 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 344
38% 291 Pts
64-Core 341
23% 341 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 471.11
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
52.9% Above average
Lighting 65.3
Reflection 71.3
Parallax 63.1
53% 66.6 fps
MRender 68.7
Gravity 65.1
Splatting 56.1
53% 63.3 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 123 117 112 104 100 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
71.8% Very good
Read 431
Write 322
Mixed 296
SusWrite 142
66% 298 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 66.7
4K Mixed 34
119% 42.3 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 148
127% 184 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 98%
Samsung HD200HJ 200GB
40GB free
Firmware: KF100-06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 73 73 73 73 73 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
30.2% Below average
Read 32.5
Write 76
Mixed 46
SusWrite 72.6
42% 56.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 30.2%
Great: 52%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB 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
30.8% Below average
MC Read 13.6
MC Write 6.9
MC Mixed 11.4
30% 10.6 GB/s
SC Read 5.7
SC Write 6.6
SC Mixed 7.7
19% 6.67 GB/s
Latency 81.8
49% 81.8 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 30.8%
Great: 60%

 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% 0 12 10 60 27" 1280 720 SAM0D32 C27F390
Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 12,990 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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