Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 48.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics9.59% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '19 at 16:17
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
48.4% Average
SC Int 67.6
SC Float 66.3
SC Mixed 69.7
54% 67.9 Pts
QC Int 224
QC Float 169
QC Mixed 234
48% 209 Pts
MC Int 354
MC Float 310
MC Mixed 354
51% 339 Pts
Poor: 35%
This bench: 48.4%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI HD 4870
Gigabyte(1458 21C0) 512MB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.9001
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
9.59% Terrible
Lighting 34.4
Reflection 25
Parallax 26.4
10% 28.6 fps
MRender 16.9
Gravity 23.2
Splatting 29
10% 23 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 9.59%
Great: 14%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$45
738GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 170 168 182 183 177 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
91.8% Outstanding
Read 148
Write 160
Mixed 85.1
SusWrite 172
104% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 91.8%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1066 MHz clocked @ 533 MHz
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
39.6% Below average
MC Read 15.3
MC Write 13.4
MC Mixed 13.5
40% 14.1 GB/s
SC Read 8.8
SC Write 9.1
SC Mixed 11
28% 9.63 GB/s
Latency 89.2
45% 89.2 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 39.6%
Great: 64%
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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 R2.0 Builds (Compare 19,930 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $488
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