Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 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 69.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics3.6% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive69% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 30 '21 at 08:58
Run Duration197 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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 way above expectations (86th percentile)
69.8% Good
Memory 89.6
1-Core 75.7
2-Core 141
64% 102 Pts
4-Core 271
8-Core 494
48% 383 Pts
64-Core 464
31% 464 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 710
Asus(1043 85E7) 2GB
CLim: 954 MHz, MLim: 1252 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 457.30
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
3.6% Terrible
Lighting 4.6
Reflection 6.3
Parallax 5.1
4% 5.33 fps
MRender 6.4
Gravity 3.9
Splatting 5.1
4% 5.13 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.6%
Great: 4%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$47
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 605ABBF2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 155 148 145 145 142 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
69% Good
Read 255
Write 246
Mixed 242
SusWrite 147
50% 222 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 67.2
4K Mixed 37.1
128% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 214
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 194
156% 217 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 69%
Great: 82%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$85
943GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 117 118 120 118 120 MB/s
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
66.9% Good
Read 115
Write 112
Mixed 83.3
SusWrite 118
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.8
177% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 102%
Intenso External USB 3.0 3TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 1402
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 11 11 11 11 12 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
11.8% Very poor
Read 28.8
Write 27.4
Mixed 24
SusWrite 11.4
17% 22.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 11.8%
Great: 95%
Seagate Expansion 2TB
1TB free
Firmware: 0712
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 11 11 11 11 11 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
11.5% Very poor
Read 27.9
Write 28.9
Mixed 14.8
SusWrite 11.3
15% 20.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.6
149% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 11.5%
Great: 68%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 2TB
915GB free, PID 0823
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 95 95 96 95 96 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
42.3% Average
Read 135
Write 130
Mixed 21.1
SusWrite 95.5
122% 95.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
39% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 42.3%
Great: 51%
WD My Passport 260D 4TB
1.5TB free, PID 260d
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 88 88 88 88 88 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
24.6% Poor
Read 15.8
Write 21.4
Mixed 32.3
SusWrite 88.1
60% 39.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.3
45% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 24.6%
Great: 66%
WD Elements 1TB
900GB free, PID 10a8
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 11 11 11 11 11 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
12% Very poor
Read 28.2
Write 25.4
Mixed 23.6
SusWrite 10.6
29% 21.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
90% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 12%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5471-066.A00LF 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
49.2% Average
MC Read 19.9
MC Write 15.5
MC Mixed 17.4
50% 17.6 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 8.9
SC Mixed 13.1
31% 10.8 GB/s
Latency 67.7
59% 67.7 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 49.2%
Great: 62%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $444
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