Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics57.3% 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 Drive99.4% 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)
Memory14.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 23 '18 at 12:39
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8370-$190
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
69.2% Good
Memory 90.7
1-Core 74.7
2-Core 147
65% 104 Pts
4-Core 259
8-Core 495
47% 377 Pts
64-Core 502
34% 502 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 780-Ti-$410
Gainward(10B0 100A) 3GB
CLim: 1306 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing below potential (73rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
57.3% Above average
Lighting 67.7
Reflection 64.2
Parallax 86
55% 72.7 fps
MRender 79.1
Gravity 74.3
Splatting 50.7
60% 68 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 63%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$89
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 269 313 309 307 308 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
Read 443
Write 412
Mixed 378
SusWrite 305
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 82.2
4K Mixed 51
166% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 260
191% 252 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 124%
Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 64GB-$20
54GB free, PID a212
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 29 30 28 28 28 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
11.9% Very poor
Read 28.2
Write 27.2
Mixed 25.4
SusWrite 28.1
37% 27.2 MB/s
4K Read 3.1
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 1.2
62% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 11.9%
Great: 94%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Savage DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below potential (22nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
49.7% Average
MC Read 20.3
MC Write 15.4
MC Mixed 17.3
50% 17.7 GB/s
SC Read 11
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 14.3
32% 11.2 GB/s
Latency 66.2
60% 66.2 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 49.7%
Great: 87%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 15,754 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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