Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 41.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics9.74% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory6.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140407
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 04 '19 at 12:50
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing as expected (58th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-6100-$54
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
41.5% Average
1-Core 69.4
2-Core 119
46% 94.4 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 296
33% 254 Pts
64-Core 298
20% 298 Pts
Poor: 27%
This bench: 41.5%
Great: 45%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 550-Ti-$250
Zotac(19DA 1190) 1GB
CLim: 900 MHz, MLim: 1026 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
9.74% Terrible
Lighting 32.9
Reflection 33.2
Parallax 29.6
9% 31.9 fps
MRender 31.9
Gravity 33.9
Splatting 33.8
10% 33.2 fps
Poor: 9%
This bench: 9.74%
Great: 11%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
296GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 152 158 160 163 157 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
87.9% Excellent
Read 150
Write 155
Mixed 82.6
SusWrite 156
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.1
211% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
42.3% Average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 13.6
MC Mixed 14.2
43% 15.1 GB/s
SC Read 8.5
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 11.7
28% 9.67 GB/s
Latency 81.4
49% 81.4 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 42.3%
Great: 62%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 46%
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Desktop
Desktop 49%
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Workstation
Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $516
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