Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 48.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics32.5% 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.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB 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)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime3.8 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 07:45
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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-$76
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
48.8% Average
SC Int 73.7
SC Float 66.9
SC Mixed 70.7
56% 70.4 Pts
QC Int 244
QC Float 227
QC Mixed 234
53% 235 Pts
MC Int 387
MC Float 332
MC Mixed 382
55% 367 Pts
Poor: 37%
This bench: 48.8%
Great: 58%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$132
Nvidia(10DE 1402) 2GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
32.5% Below average
Lighting 102
Reflection 83.8
Parallax 94.1
31% 93.3 fps
MRender 75.6
Gravity 91.1
Splatting 70.6
34% 79.1 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 32.5%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
606GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
97.9% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 160
Mixed 156
125% 166 MB/s
4K Read 1.35
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.28
129% 1.31 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 97.9%
Great: 104%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$52
227GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
96.5% Outstanding
Read 161
Write 176
Mixed 172
128% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.28
78% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 96.5%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB-$128
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
45.6% Average
MC Read 19.8
MC Write 13.5
MC Mixed 15.2
46% 16.2 GB/s
SC Read 10.1
SC Write 8.2
SC Mixed 12.3
29% 10.2 GB/s
Latency 69.1
58% 69.1 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 45.6%
Great: 63%
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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 9,016 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: $579
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