Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 50.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics32.8% 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.
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 (77%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory5.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150324
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 22:15
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 77%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
50.5% Above average
SC Int 81.5
SC Float 70.7
SC Mixed 74.7
60% 75.6 Pts
QC Int 259
QC Float 221
QC Mixed 246
55% 242 Pts
MC Int 334
MC Float 288
MC Mixed 324
48% 315 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 50.5%
Great: 58%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$161
Gigabyte(1458 36C3) 2GB
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
32.8% Below average
Lighting 102
Reflection 81.4
Parallax 95.2
31% 92.9 fps
MRender 76.1
Gravity 92.4
Splatting 70.9
34% 79.8 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 32.8%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST3250410AS 250GB-$31
198GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
55.5% Above average
Read 93.7
Write 99.8
Mixed 88
70% 93.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.38
4K Mixed 0.41
100% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 55.5%
Great: 55%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
102GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
58.8% Above average
Read 108
Write 96.8
Mixed 107
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.11
4K Write 2.25
4K Mixed 0.35
126% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 58.8%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB-$84
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
45.5% Average
MC Read 20.1
MC Write 13.3
MC Mixed 15
46% 16.1 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 8.6
SC Mixed 11.5
29% 10.2 GB/s
Latency 69
58% 69 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 45.5%
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 10,727 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: 56% - Above average Total price: $776
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