Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 45.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics5.8% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory3.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 08 '17 at 01:20
Run Duration92 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
45.7% Average
SC Int 69.1
SC Float 63.1
SC Mixed 64.7
52% 65.6 Pts
QC Int 230
QC Float 207
QC Mixed 225
50% 221 Pts
MC Int 338
MC Float 288
MC Mixed 326
48% 317 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 45.7%
Great: 57%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti-$155
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
5.8% Terrible
Lighting 11.5
Reflection 10.5
Parallax 17.6
4% 13.2 fps
MRender 12.8
Gravity 21.3
Splatting 13.7
7% 15.9 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 5.8%
Great: 43%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
873GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
94.3% Outstanding
Read 173
Write 156
Mixed 169
125% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.12
65% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 94.3%
Great: 103%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C10 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1866 MHz clocked @ 933 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
34.5% Below average
MC Read 12.9
MC Write 10.5
MC Mixed 10.2
32% 11.2 GB/s
SC Read 10.3
SC Write 8.6
SC Mixed 11
28% 9.97 GB/s
Latency 65.7
61% 65.7 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 34.5%
Great: 39%
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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 9,535 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
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