Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 56.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics26.9% 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.
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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory6.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 03:26
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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-$79
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
56.1% Above average
SC Int 87.2
SC Float 74.4
SC Mixed 76.9
64% 79.5 Pts
QC Int 302
QC Float 248
QC Mixed 280
63% 277 Pts
MC Int 404
MC Float 346
MC Mixed 399
58% 383 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 56.1%
Great: 58%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 260X-$120
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
26.9% Poor
Lighting 77.4
Reflection 75.6
Parallax 99.1
26% 84 fps
MRender 55.6
Gravity 68.7
Splatting 71.4
27% 65.2 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 26.9%
Great: 30%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
756GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
97.7% Outstanding
Read 189
Write 151
Mixed 136
119% 159 MB/s
4K Read 1.07
4K Write 2.55
4K Mixed 0.25
120% 1.29 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 97.7%
Great: 106%
Seagate ST9320325AS 320GB-$33
279GB free
Firmware: 0005HPM1 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
41% Average
Read 73.1
Write 69.7
Mixed 70.9
54% 71.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.11
4K Mixed 0.43
89% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 41%
Great: 39%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1866 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1866 MHz clocked @ 933 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
34.6% Below average
MC Read 12.8
MC Write 11.2
MC Mixed 9.9
32% 11.3 GB/s
SC Read 11
SC Write 8
SC Mixed 9
27% 9.33 GB/s
Latency 63.3
63% 63.3 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 34.6%
Great: 72%
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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 9,514 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: 70% - Very good Total price: $587
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