Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Gaming 29%
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 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 40.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics33% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive60.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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 8 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory3.9 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20131001
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 02:55
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (25th 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-$60
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
40.1% Average
SC Int 59.1
SC Float 58.6
SC Mixed 59.8
47% 59.2 Pts
QC Int 167
QC Float 166
QC Mixed 192
40% 175 Pts
MC Int 289
MC Float 270
MC Mixed 287
42% 282 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 40.1%
Great: 56%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 381.89
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
33% Below average
Lighting 121
Reflection 102
Parallax 110
36% 111 fps
MRender 54.9
Gravity 87
Splatting 74.3
31% 72.1 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 33%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
20GB free
Firmware: 605ABBF2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
60.3% Good
Read 498
Write 206
Mixed 239
69% 314 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 52.8
4K Mixed 11.6
74% 28.4 MB/s
DQ Read 153
DQ Write 130
DQ Mixed 58.3
66% 114 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 75%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$55
537GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
86.6% Excellent
Read 162
Write 140
Mixed 26.7
79% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.2
89% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-1600C9-4GAB Hynix HMT325U6BFR8C-H9 F3-1600C9-4GAB Hynix HMT325U6BFR8C-H9 12GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 2048, 4096, 2048 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
40.9% Average
MC Read 17
MC Write 12.3
MC Mixed 14.7
42% 14.7 GB/s
SC Read 7.4
SC Write 7.2
SC Mixed 10.2
24% 8.27 GB/s
Latency 76.8
52% 76.8 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 40.9%
Great: 46%
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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 14,761 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 55%
Desktop 54%
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $568
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