Asus M5A97 LE R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 54.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics64.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive88.4% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 LE R2.0  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140106
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '18 at 22:45
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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-8350-$80
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
54.3% Above average
SC Int 76.3
SC Float 69
SC Mixed 72.4
58% 72.6 Pts
QC Int 272
QC Float 240
QC Mixed 268
59% 260 Pts
MC Int 450
MC Float 417
MC Mixed 447
66% 438 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.8.1
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
64.2% Good
Lighting 197
Reflection 153
Parallax 245
66% 198 fps
MRender 122
Gravity 158
Splatting 170
62% 150 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$163
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 319 301 305 281 235 308 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
88.4% Excellent
Read 472
Write 323
Mixed 352
SusWrite 291
80% 360 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 66.3
4K Mixed 38.5
130% 44.9 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 258
192% 255 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 125%
WD Red 2TB (2012)-$84
492GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 109 110 109 105 98 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
67.8% Good
Read 129
Write 115
Mixed 88.7
SusWrite 107
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
43.3% Average
MC Read 16.8
MC Write 14.8
MC Mixed 15
44% 15.5 GB/s
SC Read 9.1
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 12.1
28% 9.83 GB/s
Latency 82.3
49% 82.3 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 43.3%
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 LE R2.0 Builds (Compare 9,763 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 - $67

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $456
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