Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
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 57.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics28.2% 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 Drive36.3% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory14GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 14GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 14 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 01:15
Run Duration97 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU1%

 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-6100-$211
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
57.6% Above average
SC Int 82.5
SC Float 75
SC Mixed 78.8
63% 78.8 Pts
QC Int 298
QC Float 266
QC Mixed 290
64% 284 Pts
MC Int 396
MC Float 348
MC Mixed 397
57% 380 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 57.6%
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)
28.2% Poor
Lighting 83.8
Reflection 77.2
Parallax 106
28% 89.1 fps
MRender 56.5
Gravity 66.4
Splatting 80.9
28% 67.9 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 28.2%
Great: 31%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
79GB free
Firmware: 521ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
36.3% Below average
Read 171
Write 82.1
Mixed 98
26% 117 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 59.8
4K Mixed 10
76% 30.3 MB/s
DQ Read 22.5
DQ Write 94.1
DQ Mixed 9.1
21% 41.9 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 36.3%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5471-012.A00LF 99U5471-012.A00LF 99U5471-012.A00LF 9905471-001.A00LF 14GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 2048 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
42% Average
MC Read 16.3
MC Write 14.3
MC Mixed 13.9
42% 14.8 GB/s
SC Read 8.5
SC Write 9.4
SC Mixed 11.3
28% 9.73 GB/s
Latency 76.4
52% 76.4 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 42%
Great: 43%
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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 10,510 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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