Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 64.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics42.9% 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 Drive56.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (43%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory26.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140407
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 02 '21 at 14:56
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 43%
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 PC Performing as expected (41st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8350-$130
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
64.5% Good
Memory 79.6
1-Core 72.9
2-Core 142
60% 98.1 Pts
4-Core 267
8-Core 485
47% 376 Pts
64-Core 491
33% 491 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 64.5%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$234
CLim: 1266 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 21.3.2
Performing below potential (25th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
42.9% Average
Lighting 47.9
Reflection 60
Parallax 74
39% 60.6 fps
MRender 63.6
Gravity 58.6
Splatting 44.2
48% 55.5 fps
Poor: 38%
This bench: 42.9%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$69
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 600ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 73 62 68 76 69 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
56.3% Above average
Read 319
Write 108
Mixed 161
SusWrite 70.5
36% 164 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 73
4K Mixed 28.9
114% 42.3 MB/s
DQ Read 86.2
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 90.4
71% 97.1 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 56.3%
Great: 74%
WD Blue 500GB-$70
84GB free
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 213 223 76 85 77 114 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
57.7% Above average
Read 357
Write 303
Mixed 162
SusWrite 131
53% 238 MB/s
4K Read 18.7
4K Write 37.5
4K Mixed 23
78% 26.4 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 195
162% 234 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 57.7%
Great: 106%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$34
462GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 178 184 183 186 186 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 173
Write 128
Mixed 89.7
SusWrite 181
105% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 102%
Great: 114%
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB-$80
446GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 111 116 116 116 116 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
61% Good
Read 96.9
Write 32.3
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 115
57% 77.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
218% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 61%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2133 C11 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing below potential (38th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
43.8% Average
MC Read 17
MC Write 15.2
MC Mixed 14.7
45% 15.6 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 12.1
29% 10.3 GB/s
Latency 81.2
49% 81.2 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 43.8%
Great: 80%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 12,928 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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