Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 58.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics20.6% 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 Drive57.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory3.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130711
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 04 '19 at 18:03
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Phenom II X4 910
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
58.3% Above average
Memory 81.5
1-Core 51.4
2-Core 103
51% 78.7 Pts
4-Core 206
8-Core 203
28% 204 Pts
64-Core 203
14% 203 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 58.3%
Great: 58%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7850-$174
XFX(1682 3264) 1GB
CLim: 860 MHz, MLim: 1200 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 19.20
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
20.6% Poor
Lighting 25.7
Reflection 27.4
Parallax 30.6
21% 27.9 fps
MRender 24.6
Gravity 21.6
Splatting 32.7
15% 26.3 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 20.6%
Great: 23%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 830 256GB-$261
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 282 266 285 279 261 267 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
57.4% Above average
Read 436
Write 283
Mixed 232
SusWrite 273
68% 306 MB/s
4K Read 14.5
4K Write 20.9
4K Mixed 15.6
53% 17 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 90.3
DQ Mixed 129
102% 146 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 84%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$27
875GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 199 199 199 198 199 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 197
Write 159
Mixed 86.5
SusWrite 198
117% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 113%
Great: 114%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$47
102GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 77 77 78 78 78 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
52.4% Above average
Read 105
Write 93.8
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 77.2
65% 87.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 52.4%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 16JTF25664AY-1G4D1 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1066 MHz clocked @ 533 MHz
Performing below potential (17th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
33.5% Below average
MC Read 14.4
MC Write 8.1
MC Mixed 12.4
33% 11.6 GB/s
SC Read 6.9
SC Write 6.6
SC Mixed 8.1
21% 7.2 GB/s
Latency 77.8
51% 77.8 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 33.5%
Great: 54%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 7,853 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
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Desktop
Desktop 71%
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Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $432
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