Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 48.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics36.8% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 4 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)
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140106
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 09:18
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User HRV-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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-$70
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
48.7% Average
SC Int 78.8
SC Float 67.5
SC Mixed 70.6
58% 72.3 Pts
QC Int 250
QC Float 215
QC Mixed 240
53% 235 Pts
MC Int 330
MC Float 284
MC Mixed 323
47% 312 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 48.7%
Great: 58%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
XFX(1682 9275) 2GB
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1450 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.4.4
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
36.8% Below average
Lighting 101
Reflection 82.9
Parallax 148
37% 111 fps
MRender 64.4
Gravity 103
Splatting 94.6
37% 87.4 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 36.8%
Great: 39%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
681GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
93.6% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 140
Mixed 148
119% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.15
4K Mixed 0.24
104% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 93.6%
Great: 106%
WD Black 750GB (2008)-$70
493GB free
Firmware: 05.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
60.2% Good
Read 115
Write 94.3
Mixed 90.4
75% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.47
123% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 60.2%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1600 CL10 Series 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
43.1% Average
MC Read 18.2
MC Write 12.7
MC Mixed 15
44% 15.3 GB/s
SC Read 9.3
SC Write 7.7
SC Mixed 10.6
26% 9.2 GB/s
Latency 70.5
57% 70.5 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 43.1%
Great: 61%
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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 9,525 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: 71% - Very good Total price: $584
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