Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 65.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics52.3% 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 Drive46.3% 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)
Memory5.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 26 '21 at 17:30
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8120
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
65.3% Good
Memory 83.6
1-Core 71.5
2-Core 136
61% 97.2 Pts
4-Core 254
8-Core 455
44% 355 Pts
64-Core 468
31% 468 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 65.3%
Great: 66%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
Zotac(19DA 2370) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1557 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 466.47
Performing below potential (74th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
52.3% Above average
Lighting 63.2
Reflection 76
Parallax 66.2
51% 68.5 fps
MRender 72.2
Gravity 65.5
Splatting 59.6
54% 65.8 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Gigabyte SSD 240GB-$32
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 323 198 87 87 144 130 MB/s
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
46.3% Average
Read 231
Write 104
Mixed 106
SusWrite 161
34% 151 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 35.4
4K Mixed 23.1
76% 25.6 MB/s
DQ Read 60.8
DQ Write 88.6
DQ Mixed 121
78% 90 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 46.3%
Great: 91%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
364GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 162 165 164 163 161 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
92.6% Outstanding
Read 162
Write 155
Mixed 89.4
SusWrite 161
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
226% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 92.6%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
46.4% Average
MC Read 20.8
MC Write 14.2
MC Mixed 14.9
48% 16.6 GB/s
SC Read 8.9
SC Write 8.4
SC Mixed 13.8
30% 10.4 GB/s
Latency 74.1
54% 74.1 ns
Poor: 16%
This bench: 46.4%
Great: 68%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 12,963 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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