Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 47%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics37% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131210
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 16:55
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$60
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
47% Average
SC Int 79.8
SC Float 70.2
SC Mixed 74.3
60% 74.8 Pts
QC Int 226
QC Float 186
QC Mixed 220
48% 210 Pts
MC Int 301
MC Float 274
MC Mixed 311
44% 295 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 47%
Great: 56%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1151.1008
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
37% Below average
Lighting 109
Reflection 88.3
Parallax 148
38% 115 fps
MRender 62.6
Gravity 101
Splatting 92
36% 85.1 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 37%
Great: 39%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
862GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC47 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
88.1% Excellent
Read 160
Write 148
Mixed 139
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 0.82
4K Mixed 0.29
65% 0.51 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 88.1%
Great: 112%
SanDisk Ultra Fit 124GB
0GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
29.6% Poor
Read 133
Write 29.1
Mixed 45.7
69% 69.2 MB/s
4K Read 3.59
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.47
64% 1.69 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 29.6%
Great: 37%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
45.3% Average
MC Read 19.5
MC Write 13.1
MC Mixed 15.2
46% 15.9 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 12.8
30% 10.6 GB/s
Latency 68.8
58% 68.8 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 45.3%
Great: 60%
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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 16,181 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $550
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