Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 44.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics16.1% 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 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.
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.
Very high background CPU (44%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory8.7 GB free of 14 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130711
Uptime9 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 06:33
Run Duration237 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 44%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th 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 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
44.5% Average
SC Int 70.9
SC Float 63.2
SC Mixed 68.4
54% 67.5 Pts
QC Int 223
QC Float 186
QC Mixed 214
47% 208 Pts
MC Int 285
MC Float 255
MC Mixed 272
41% 271 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 44.5%
Great: 57%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
16.1% Very poor
Lighting 39.7
Reflection 29.4
Parallax 72.6
16% 47.2 fps
MRender 14.2
Gravity 62.4
Splatting 31
16% 35.9 fps
Poor: 39%
This bench: 16.1%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST3250820AS 250GB-$31
168GB free
Firmware: 3.ADG Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
36.7% Below average
Read 67.9
Write 59.9
Mixed 62.8
48% 63.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 1.24
4K Mixed 0.32
73% 0.64 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 36.7%
Great: 44%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB-$22
68GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
51.6% Above average
Read 109
Write 70.9
Mixed 82.5
66% 87.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.25
4K Mixed 0.39
88% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 51.6%
Great: 69%
PNY USB 2.0 FD 8GB
4GB free, PID 0048
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
5.97% Terrible
Read 20.6
Write 8.22
Mixed 8.64
14% 12.5 MB/s
4K Read 4.93
4K Write 0.008
4K Mixed 0.005
19% 1.65 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 5.97%
Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378B5173QH0-CK0 M378B5173QH0-CK0 M378B5173QH0-CK0 M378B5773CH0-CH9 14GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 2048 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
34.8% Below average
MC Read 14.3
MC Write 10.7
MC Mixed 12.1
35% 12.4 GB/s
SC Read 7.7
SC Write 6.2
SC Mixed 7.4
20% 7.1 GB/s
Latency 83.4
48% 83.4 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 34.8%
Great: 39%
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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 10,518 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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