Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
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 58.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics54.8% 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 Drive41% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory6.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 01:04
Run Duration99 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 16%

 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-$59
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
58.6% Above average
SC Int 87
SC Float 77.3
SC Mixed 84.5
66% 82.9 Pts
QC Int 312
QC Float 266
QC Mixed 286
65% 288 Pts
MC Int 421
MC Float 361
MC Mixed 409
60% 397 Pts
Poor: 35%
This bench: 58.6%
Great: 56%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$208
CLim: 1250 MHz, MLim: 1650 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.11.2
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
54.8% Above average
Lighting 147
Reflection 167
Parallax 235
55% 183 fps
MRender 121
Gravity 143
Splatting 120
54% 128 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 54.8%
Great: 64%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Spcc Solid State Disk 64GB
10GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V3.7 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
41% Average
Read 398
Write 106
Mixed 162
48% 222 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 51
4K Mixed 2.58
61% 24.6 MB/s
DQ Read 20.4
DQ Write 69.4
DQ Mixed 2.26
14% 30.7 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 41%
Great: 55%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905471-001.A01LF 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
44.6% Average
MC Read 18.3
MC Write 13.7
MC Mixed 15.2
45% 15.7 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 12.4
30% 10.4 GB/s
Latency 71.6
56% 71.6 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 44.6%
Great: 54%
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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 14,235 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $496
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