Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 26%
Desktop 30%
Sail boat
Workstation 25%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 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 27.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics41.8% 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 Drive44.1% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 8 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.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140407
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 07:10
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User MYS-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th 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-6350 Six-Core-$115
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
27.2% Poor
SC Int 44.3
SC Float 46.3
SC Mixed 44.2
36% 44.9 Pts
QC Int 124
QC Float 125
QC Mixed 113
27% 121 Pts
MC Int 368
MC Float 305
MC Mixed 294
49% 322 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 27.2%
Great: 58%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
MSI(1462 3201) 2GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 376.9
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
41.8% Average
Lighting 140
Reflection 115
Parallax 127
42% 128 fps
MRender 83.9
Gravity 122
Splatting 82.5
42% 96.2 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 41.8%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 120GB-$58
11GB free
Firmware: 603A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
44.1% Average
Read 370
Write 120
Mixed 144
46% 211 MB/s
4K Read 12.7
4K Write 72.4
4K Mixed 5.76
65% 30.3 MB/s
DQ Read 60.4
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 31.8
39% 66.6 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 44.1%
Great: 64%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$46
312GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 65% Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905584-027.A00LF 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
42.9% Average
MC Read 18.7
MC Write 12.7
MC Mixed 15.4
45% 15.6 GB/s
SC Read 7
SC Write 7.9
SC Mixed 9.7
23% 8.2 GB/s
Latency 77
52% 77 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 42.9%
Great: 60%
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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 12,484 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 55%
Desktop 54%
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $683
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