Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 42.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Boot Drive54.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory6.9 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 21 '17 at 20:05
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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-$84
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
42.1% Average
SC Int 74.8
SC Float 50.2
SC Mixed 35.6
43% 53.5 Pts
QC Int 255
QC Float 220
QC Mixed 246
54% 240 Pts
MC Int 333
MC Float 291
MC Mixed 330
48% 318 Pts
Poor: 37%
This bench: 42.1%
Great: 58%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 60GB-$55
13GB free
Firmware: 605ABBF2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
54.3% Above average
Read 465
Write 158
Mixed 231
62% 285 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 37.5
4K Mixed 14.9
72% 24.7 MB/s
DQ Read 106
DQ Write 101
DQ Mixed 43.6
49% 83.6 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 57%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$42
466GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
60.4% Good
Read 105
Write 106
Mixed 101
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.49
113% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378B5673FH0-CH9 Kingston 99U5471-034.A00LF M378B5673FH0-CH9 Kingston 99U5471-034.A00LF 12GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
2048, 4096, 2048, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
43.3% Average
MC Read 17.3
MC Write 13
MC Mixed 16
44% 15.4 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 12.4
29% 10.1 GB/s
Latency 81.2
49% 81.2 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 54%
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Desktop
Desktop 47%
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $709
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