Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 48.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics52.6% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (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.
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.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140407
Uptime1.5 Days
Run DateAug 12 '17 at 21:15
Run Duration82 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$78
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
48.8% Average
SC Int 81.5
SC Float 68.9
SC Mixed 71.7
59% 74 Pts
QC Int 245
QC Float 213
QC Mixed 239
53% 232 Pts
MC Int 322
MC Float 272
MC Mixed 313
46% 302 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 48.8%
Great: 56%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
Palit(1569 1184) 2GB
CLim: 1351 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
52.6% Above average
Lighting 142
Reflection 113
Parallax 183
48% 146 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 160
Splatting 93.7
56% 127 fps
Poor: 42%
This bench: 52.6%
Great: 52%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$57
110GB free
Firmware: CC47 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
95.1% Outstanding
Read 173
Write 158
Mixed 158
123% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 1.74
4K Mixed 0.29
99% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 95.1%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Nanya M2F4GH64CB8HB6N-DI 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
47.2% Average
MC Read 19.8
MC Write 13.5
MC Mixed 16.8
48% 16.7 GB/s
SC Read 10.8
SC Write 8.2
SC Mixed 12.4
30% 10.5 GB/s
Latency 65.7
61% 65.7 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 47.2%
Great: 63%
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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 8,014 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: 54% - Above average Total price: $828
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