Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (20th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 80 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 below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 40.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics25.7% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 (90%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 EVO R2.0  (all builds)
Memory9.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140409
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 04:10
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 90%

 PC Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD FX-6350 Six-Core-$209
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
40.8% Average
SC Int 60.3
SC Float 62.4
SC Mixed 52.1
47% 58.3 Pts
QC Int 254
QC Float 225
QC Mixed 206
52% 228 Pts
MC Int 335
MC Float 279
MC Mixed 329
47% 314 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 40.8%
Great: 57%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 260X-$120
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.7.1
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
25.7% Poor
Lighting 70.5
Reflection 67.4
Parallax 101
25% 79.5 fps
MRender 50.9
Gravity 69.2
Splatting 65.1
26% 61.7 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 25.7%
Great: 30%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$106
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 75 111 133 137 135 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
41.7% Average
Read 30.5
Write 117
Mixed 55.2
SusWrite 115
58% 79.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.9
125% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 41.7%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
45.5% Average
MC Read 19.9
MC Write 13.5
MC Mixed 16.4
48% 16.6 GB/s
SC Read 7.2
SC Write 7.9
SC Mixed 11.5
25% 8.87 GB/s
Latency 77.8
51% 77.8 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 EVO R2.0 Builds (Compare 3,532 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0 - $166

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $588
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