Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 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 40.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics38.1% 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 Drive53.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (75%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 16:22
Run Duration91 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 75%

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
40.9% Average
SC Int 63.6
SC Float 56.1
SC Mixed 58.1
47% 59.3 Pts
QC Int 181
QC Float 199
QC Mixed 203
44% 194 Pts
MC Int 262
MC Float 212
MC Mixed 273
38% 249 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 40.9%
Great: 57%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti-$145
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
38.1% Below average
Lighting 118
Reflection 76
Parallax 117
36% 104 fps
MRender 77.1
Gravity 114
Splatting 82.7
39% 91.2 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 38.1%
Great: 43%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Premier SP550 120GB-$77
23GB free
Firmware: O1015A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
53.3% Above average
Read 475
Write 194
Mixed 230
66% 300 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 29.3
4K Mixed 10.6
66% 21.4 MB/s
DQ Read 74.2
DQ Write 74.1
DQ Mixed 10.4
25% 52.9 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 53.3%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5402-449.A00LF 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1066 MHz clocked @ 533 MHz
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
33.8% Below average
MC Read 13.7
MC Write 12
MC Mixed 11.5
35% 12.4 GB/s
SC Read 5.1
SC Write 7.1
SC Mixed 7.3
19% 6.5 GB/s
Latency 109
37% 109 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 33.8%
Great: 52%
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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 10,502 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $697
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