Asus M5A97 LE R2.0

Performance Results

Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (21st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 79 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 43.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics57% 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 Drive54.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Run History
5 months ago, 5 months ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 LE R2.0  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131212
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 08 '17 at 01:20
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing below expectations (21st 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-8350-$102
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
43.3% Average
SC Int 23.7
SC Float 27
SC Mixed 26.3
20% 25.7 Pts
QC Int 117
QC Float 143
QC Mixed 255
39% 172 Pts
MC Int 504
MC Float 433
MC Mixed 494
72% 477 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 43.3%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
57% Above average
Lighting 133
Reflection 157
Parallax 187
47% 159 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 175
Splatting 123
64% 149 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 57%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Transcend SSD340 128GB-$88
44GB free
Firmware: SVN4 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
54.2% Above average
Read 480
Write 160
Mixed 244
64% 295 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 38.8
4K Mixed 16.6
72% 25.1 MB/s
DQ Read 88.7
DQ Write 69.9
DQ Mixed 27.9
35% 62.2 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 54.2%
Great: 76%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
146GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
86.9% Excellent
Read 181
Write 121
Mixed 113
104% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 2.38
4K Mixed 0.29
110% 1.16 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Team Dark-1600 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
42.5% Average
MC Read 17.4
MC Write 15
MC Mixed 15.2
45% 15.9 GB/s
SC Read 7.2
SC Write 5.3
SC Mixed 7.2
19% 6.57 GB/s
Latency 81.2
49% 81.2 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 42.5%
Great: 62%
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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 8,026 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: 76% - Very good Total price: $497
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