Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 52.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics28.6% 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 Drive98.9% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 01:51
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
52.7% Above average
SC Int 80
SC Float 69.1
SC Mixed 74.5
60% 74.5 Pts
QC Int 271
QC Float 236
QC Mixed 260
58% 256 Pts
MC Int 369
MC Float 321
MC Mixed 363
53% 351 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 52.7%
Great: 57%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
MSI(1462 2877) 2GB
CLim: 1228 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 416.16
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
28.6% Poor
Lighting 74.3
Reflection 61.3
Parallax 99.3
26% 78.3 fps
MRender 67.1
Gravity 88.6
Splatting 56.4
31% 70.7 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 28.6%
Great: 31%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$80
342GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 400 405 420 362 289 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
Read 451
Write 410
Mixed 400
SusWrite 366
92% 407 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 78.2
4K Mixed 48
154% 53.3 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 149
132% 201 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 128%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-12800CL9-4GBRL F3-12800CL9-4GBXM F3-12800CL9-4GBRL F3-12800CL9-4GBXM 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
46.8% Average
MC Read 19.6
MC Write 13.6
MC Mixed 16.9
48% 16.7 GB/s
SC Read 10.2
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 13.1
30% 10.6 GB/s
Latency 73.2
55% 73.2 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 46.8%
Great: 49%
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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 14,431 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $519
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