Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 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 39%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics38.5% 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 Drive26.1% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
Very high background CPU (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121114
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateJul 23 '19 at 09:01
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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 below expectations (30th percentile)
39% Below average
1-Core 60.7
2-Core 116
42% 88.4 Pts
4-Core 215
8-Core 199
29% 207 Pts
64-Core 225
15% 225 Pts
Poor: 30%
This bench: 39%
Great: 47%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$188
CLim: 1303 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
38.5% Below average
Lighting 138
Reflection 173
Parallax 228
36% 180 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 129
Splatting 126
39% 132 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 38.5%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$22
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z32080RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 44 19 25 19 28 MB/s
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
26.1% Poor
Read 230
Write 84.5
Mixed 32
SusWrite 30.1
20% 94.2 MB/s
4K Read 11.1
4K Write 59.4
4K Mixed 0.1
48% 23.5 MB/s
DQ Read 77.8
DQ Write 18.7
DQ Mixed 28
26% 41.5 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 26.1%
Great: 78%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
66GB free
Firmware: CC27
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 187 156 158 156 201 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 138
Mixed 85
SusWrite 176
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 106%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
234GB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 136 136 137 134 137 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
83.9% Excellent
Read 156
Write 131
Mixed 77.7
SusWrite 136
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 83.9%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
28.7% Poor
MC Read 13.2
MC Write 7.1
MC Mixed 11.3
30% 10.5 GB/s
SC Read 5.7
SC Write 5.9
SC Mixed 7.7
18% 6.43 GB/s
Latency 158
25% 158 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 28.7%
Great: 71%
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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 26,590 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
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Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $533
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