Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 60.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics28.3% 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 Drive33.1% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory6.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 00:06
Run Duration96 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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-6100-$211
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
60.2% Good
SC Int 85.5
SC Float 78.8
SC Mixed 82
66% 82.1 Pts
QC Int 309
QC Float 272
QC Mixed 303
67% 295 Pts
MC Int 413
MC Float 364
MC Mixed 416
60% 398 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 60.2%
Great: 51%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 265-$150
CLim: 925 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.9.1
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
28.3% Poor
Lighting 84.2
Reflection 77.2
Parallax 106
28% 89.3 fps
MRender 56.6
Gravity 66.5
Splatting 80.9
28% 68 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 28.3%
Great: 31%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
82GB free
Firmware: 521ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
33.1% Below average
Read 155
Write 92.4
Mixed 94.2
25% 114 MB/s
4K Read 16.1
4K Write 62.9
4K Mixed 6.61
66% 28.5 MB/s
DQ Read 21.7
DQ Write 96.7
DQ Mixed 8.83
22% 42.4 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 33.1%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5471-012.A00LF 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
52.3% Above average
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 16.5
MC Mixed 18.4
54% 18.9 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 9.9
SC Mixed 14.5
32% 11.3 GB/s
Latency 68.3
59% 68.3 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 54%
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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 10,498 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

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