Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 46.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
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.
Memory20GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 20GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 3 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory4.5 GB free of 20 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 07:29
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
46.1% Average
SC Int 62.9
SC Float 64
SC Mixed 65.8
51% 64.2 Pts
QC Int 242
QC Float 200
QC Mixed 226
51% 223 Pts
MC Int 329
MC Float 288
MC Mixed 331
48% 316 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 46.1%
Great: 57%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$31
317GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 97 101 90 87 94 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
56.4% Above average
Read 104
Write 97.3
Mixed 66
SusWrite 92.5
66% 89.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 56.4%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CT51264BA160B.C16F CT102464BD160B.C16 CT51264BA160B.C16F CT51264BA160B.C16F 20GB
1066, 1066, 1066, 1066 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
21.7% Poor
MC Read 7.4
MC Write 6.9
MC Mixed 6.8
20% 7.03 GB/s
SC Read 4.3
SC Write 5.9
SC Mixed 5.3
15% 5.17 GB/s
Latency 88.8
45% 88.8 ns
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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 14,462 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $482
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