Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 36.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics1.93% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (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 (54%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130116
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 07 '17 at 02:11
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 54%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-6100-$211
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
36.9% Below average
SC Int 54
SC Float 50.6
SC Mixed 53.9
42% 52.8 Pts
QC Int 180
QC Float 183
QC Mixed 175
41% 179 Pts
MC Int 285
MC Float 248
MC Mixed 296
42% 276 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 36.9%
Great: 52%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon HD 7450
MSI(1462 212F) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1151.1008
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
1.93% Terrible
Lighting 6.8
Reflection 6
Parallax 6.3
2% 6.37 fps
MRender 3.9
Gravity 4.7
Splatting 4.6
2% 4.4 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 1.93%
Great: 2%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WL2000GSA6472E 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01K01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
84.9% Excellent
Read 159
Write 137
Mixed 138
109% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.29
88% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Adata 10242398 Micron 8JTF51264AZ-1G6E1 10242398 Micron 8JTF51264AZ-1G6E1 16GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
42.2% Average
MC Read 17.2
MC Write 13.4
MC Mixed 15.3
44% 15.3 GB/s
SC Read 7.7
SC Write 8
SC Mixed 10.7
25% 8.8 GB/s
Latency 83.7
48% 83.7 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 8,834 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $574
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