Asus M5A97 LE R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 57.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics40.9% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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)
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 7 years and 11 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Very high background CPU (81%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 LE R2.0  (all builds)
Memory7.5 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150324
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 20 '17 at 21:36
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU 81%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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-$110
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
57.1% Above average
SC Int 78.5
SC Float 72.9
SC Mixed 78.1
61% 76.5 Pts
QC Int 291
QC Float 254
QC Mixed 276
62% 274 Pts
MC Int 494
MC Float 429
MC Mixed 494
71% 473 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
MaxC: 1100 MHz, MaxM: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 16.12.1
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
40.9% Average
Lighting 117
Reflection 92.1
Parallax 163
41% 124 fps
MRender 61.2
Gravity 97.6
Splatting 93.6
35% 84.1 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 40.9%
Great: 42%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$139
111GB free
Firmware: EXT0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 55% Great: 95%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$79
2TB free
Firmware: CC24 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
81.8% Excellent
Read 159
Write 126
Mixed 163
113% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.15
4K Mixed 0.32
83% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 109%
WD Black 2TB (2010)-$135
1.5TB free
Firmware: 05.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
77.9% Very good
Read 139
Write 132
Mixed 113
96% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 2.31
4K Mixed 0.43
116% 1.12 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 85%
WD WD5000AVCS-6 500GB
411GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
38.5% Below average
Read 68.1
Write 66
Mixed 66.2
50% 66.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.26
4K Write 1.03
4K Mixed 0.21
53% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 38.5%
Great: 51%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905595-005.A00LF Corsair CMY8GX3M2A1600C9 9905595-005.A00LF Corsair CMY8GX3M2A1600C9 12GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
2048, 4096, 2048, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
46% Average
MC Read 19.1
MC Write 15.1
MC Mixed 14.6
46% 16.3 GB/s
SC Read 10.4
SC Write 9
SC Mixed 12.4
30% 10.6 GB/s
Latency 69.5
58% 69.5 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 46%
Great: 41%
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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 5,065 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
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Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 - $67

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $588
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