Asus M5A97 LE R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 53.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics51.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 LE R2.0  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140409
Uptime2.3 Days
Run DateMay 21 '19 at 06:18
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (55th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8320E-$127
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
53.4% Above average
1-Core 81
2-Core 158
56% 119 Pts
4-Core 291
8-Core 528
51% 410 Pts
64-Core 519
35% 519 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 53%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.4.1
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
51.7% Above average
Lighting 200
Reflection 157
Parallax 250
54% 202 fps
MRender 125
Gravity 171
Splatting 173
49% 156 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB-$44
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X31200RL
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 485
Write 401
Mixed 233
82% 373 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 67.3
4K Mixed 34.2
126% 44.1 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 196
163% 235 MB/s
Poor: 59% Great: 103%
PNY CS1311 240GB-$40
50GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 440 144 177 177 137 143 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
83% Excellent
Read 496
Write 457
Mixed 379
SusWrite 203
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 67.6
4K Mixed 36.2
127% 44.4 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 175
155% 232 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 83%
Great: 98%
WD My Passport 500GB
182GB free, PID 0748
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 43 43 43 43 43 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
25.4% Poor
Read 74
Write 69.5
Mixed 49
SusWrite 42.6
77% 58.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
84% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 25.4%
Great: 37%
SanDisk Ultra Fit 124GB
108GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 41 25 25 32 31 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
32.9% Below average
Read 132
Write 69.5
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 37.1
98% 80.7 MB/s
4K Read 2.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 2.1
136% 2.13 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 32.9%
Great: 37%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
49.4% Average
MC Read 19.9
MC Write 16
MC Mixed 17.2
51% 17.7 GB/s
SC Read 10.8
SC Write 8.9
SC Mixed 13.2
31% 11 GB/s
Latency 69.1
58% 69.1 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 65%
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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
Gaming 27%
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Desktop
Desktop 39%
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Workstation
Workstation 28%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 - $110

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