Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 49.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics33.6% 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 (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory4.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateOct 08 '18 at 21:52
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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-$57
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
49.7% Average
SC Int 79.5
SC Float 70.5
SC Mixed 75.7
60% 75.2 Pts
QC Int 249
QC Float 205
QC Mixed 238
52% 231 Pts
MC Int 329
MC Float 278
MC Mixed 323
47% 310 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 49.7%
Great: 57%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270-$200
CLim: 975 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
33.6% Below average
Lighting 104
Reflection 80.8
Parallax 133
36% 106 fps
MRender 58.7
Gravity 86.4
Splatting 83.1
32% 76.1 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 33.6%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$90
565GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 93 47 93 99 106 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
57.3% Above average
Read 114
Write 114
Mixed 62
SusWrite 85.2
69% 93.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 66%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$32
365GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 123 121 125 125 125 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
68.1% Good
Read 114
Write 114
Mixed 73.1
SusWrite 124
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 70%
Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 32GB-$23
25GB free, PID a212
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 118 125 132 76 46 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
58.3% Above average
Read 218
Write 134
Mixed 93.4
SusWrite 104
169% 137 MB/s
4K Read 5.2
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 1.4
98% 2.5 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 58.3%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-12800CL9-2GBRL F3-12800CL8-2GBRM F3-12800CL9-2GBRL F3-12800CL8-2GBRM 8GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
2048, 2048, 2048, 2048 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
42.8% Average
MC Read 17.4
MC Write 12.9
MC Mixed 15
43% 15.1 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 11.7
28% 9.97 GB/s
Latency 74.4
54% 74.4 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 42.8%
Great: 43%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming 59%
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Desktop
Desktop 54%
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $518
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