Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 60.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics52.8% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (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.
Very high background CPU (36%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory6.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 23:17
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 36%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
60.9% Good
SC Int 90.6
SC Float 78.7
SC Mixed 82.3
67% 83.9 Pts
QC Int 325
QC Float 273
QC Mixed 307
68% 302 Pts
MC Int 427
MC Float 369
MC Mixed 427
61% 408 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 60.9%
Great: 58%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$208
CLim: 1216 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.11.2
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
52.8% Above average
Lighting 132
Reflection 164
Parallax 218
50% 171 fps
MRender 133
Gravity 133
Splatting 121
54% 129 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 52.8%
Great: 63%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$50
754GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
Read 160
Write 167
Mixed 49.4
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.13
74% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 108%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)-$70
390GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
58.2% Above average
Read 100
Write 102
Mixed 46.2
61% 82.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.81
4K Mixed 0.17
123% 1.59 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 58.2%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Savage DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB-$66
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
44.1% Average
MC Read 19
MC Write 12.8
MC Mixed 14.7
44% 15.5 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 12.1
30% 10.5 GB/s
Latency 71.3
56% 71.3 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 44.1%
Great: 63%
Take a copy of your results

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 9,530 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: $587
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $313Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $285AMD RX 480 $265Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $138
Intel Core i5-7600K $215Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $113
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $200SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $215SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $10
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback