Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 55.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics104% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 EVO R2.0  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140409
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 05:46
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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-6300-$80
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
55.8% Above average
SC Int 82
SC Float 69.4
SC Mixed 79.4
62% 76.9 Pts
QC Int 271
QC Float 252
QC Mixed 276
60% 266 Pts
MC Int 387
MC Float 311
MC Mixed 378
54% 359 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 55.8%
Great: 58%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 332
Reflection 304
Parallax 321
101% 319 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 304
Splatting 233
106% 246 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 104%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$65
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
80.6% Excellent
Read 136
Write 144
Mixed 138
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.99
4K Write 2.46
4K Mixed 0.29
120% 1.25 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 87%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$37
197GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
48.4% Average
Read 85.3
Write 83.3
Mixed 79.8
62% 82.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.31
76% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 48.4%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
46.8% Average
MC Read 19.6
MC Write 13.8
MC Mixed 16.6
48% 16.7 GB/s
SC Read 9.8
SC Write 8.4
SC Mixed 12.5
29% 10.2 GB/s
Latency 67.8
59% 67.8 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 46.8%
Great: 72%
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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 2,465 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0 - $166

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $798
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