Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 56.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics52.8% 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)
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory8.8 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime1.4 Days
Run DateJun 02 '19 at 07:48
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User SVK-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8370-$153
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
56.4% Above average
1-Core 81.2
2-Core 162
57% 121 Pts
4-Core 320
8-Core 526
54% 423 Pts
64-Core 531
36% 531 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 56.4%
Great: 56%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$185
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
52.8% Above average
Lighting 207
Reflection 179
Parallax 189
54% 192 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 191
Splatting 150
53% 162 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 52.8%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
AMD Radeon R3 120GB
4GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P0422C
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 478
Write 353
Mixed 173
74% 334 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 28.5
4K Mixed 32.8
94% 28.6 MB/s
DQ Read 258
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 93.7
111% 193 MB/s
Poor: 50% Great: 89%
Microsoft Storage Space Device 498GB
323GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 88 88 88 89 88 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
49.2% Average
Read 83.5
Write 87.2
Mixed 50.3
SusWrite 87.8
57% 77.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 49.2%
Great: 89%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2133C11D3/8GX 99U5471-033.A00LF 12GB
1066, 1066 MHz
8192, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
35.1% Below average
MC Read 13.2
MC Write 12.5
MC Mixed 10.5
34% 12.1 GB/s
SC Read 8.2
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 9.9
25% 8.87 GB/s
Latency 81.7
49% 81.7 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 35.1%
Great: 50%
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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 25,419 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $570
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