Asus M5A97 LE R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 54%
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 51.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics70.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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 LE R2.0  (all builds)
Memory6.4 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140409
Uptime2.9 Days
Run DateDec 08 '17 at 00:42
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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-$78
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
51.1% Above average
SC Int 84.5
SC Float 71.9
SC Mixed 77.5
62% 78 Pts
QC Int 259
QC Float 225
QC Mixed 245
55% 243 Pts
MC Int 340
MC Float 290
MC Mixed 334
48% 321 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 51.1%
Great: 57%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$400
CLim: 1330 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
70.5% Very good
Lighting 210
Reflection 177
Parallax 288
74% 225 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 198
Splatting 130
68% 157 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
135GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
66.7% Good
Read 116
Write 116
Mixed 101
83% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 2.17
4K Mixed 0.29
102% 1.06 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 66.7%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905403-447.A00LF Samsung M378B5173DB0-CK0 9905403-447.A00LF 12GB
1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
43.1% Average
MC Read 18.1
MC Write 12.4
MC Mixed 15.4
44% 15.3 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 11.4
28% 9.93 GB/s
Latency 76
53% 76 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 LE R2.0 Builds (Compare 7,132 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 54%
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 - $67

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $527
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