Asus M5A97 LE R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 47.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics27.9% 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 Drive33.7% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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.
Very high background CPU (77%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 LE R2.0  (all builds)
Memory6.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160324
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 31 '16 at 22:51
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 77%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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-$65
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
47.9% Average
SC Int 72.5
SC Float 60.5
SC Mixed 64.9
53% 66 Pts
QC Int 252
QC Float 214
QC Mixed 241
54% 236 Pts
MC Int 338
MC Float 287
MC Mixed 334
48% 319 Pts
Poor: 35%
This bench: 47.9%
Great: 54%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
Asus(1043 8422) 2GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 10.18.13.6881
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
27.9% Poor
Lighting 78.8
Reflection 64.6
Parallax 101
27% 81.3 fps
MRender 72.6
Gravity 70.5
Splatting 60.1
29% 67.7 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 27.9%
Great: 30%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Ssd2sc12 0GC2DF08T2-T 120GB
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 507ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
33.7% Below average
Read 239
Write 101
Mixed 145
36% 162 MB/s
4K Read 13.7
4K Write 49
4K Mixed 7.9
57% 23.5 MB/s
DQ Read 16.6
DQ Write 54.7
DQ Mixed 37.4
28% 36.2 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 33.7%
Great: 58%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
590GB free
Firmware: CC47 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
88.5% Excellent
Read 175
Write 134
Mixed 156
117% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.78
4K Mixed 0.32
97% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 88.5%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
32.3% Below average
MC Read 11
MC Write 10.4
MC Mixed 9.3
29% 10.2 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 7.7
SC Mixed 10.7
28% 9.7 GB/s
Latency 65.5
61% 65.5 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 32.3%
Great: 62%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 LE R2.0 Builds (Compare 12,203 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $370
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