Asus M5A97 LE R2.0

Performance Results

Gaming 17%
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 55.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics24.6% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive89.7% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
3 years ago, 3 years ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 LE R2.0  (all builds)
Memory6.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131212
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 11 '16 at 04:56
Run Duration202 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-6300-$90
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
55.7% Above average
Memory 72.9
1-Core 66.6
2-Core 136
56% 91.7 Pts
4-Core 210
8-Core 302
33% 256 Pts
64-Core 304
20% 304 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 55.7%
Great: 68%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 265-$105
CLim: 1037 MHz, MLim: 1474 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 16.12.1
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
24.6% Poor
Lighting 30.7
Reflection 32.9
Parallax 36.2
25% 33.2 fps
MRender 29.8
Gravity 24.7
Splatting 38.7
18% 31.1 fps
Poor: 21%
This bench: 24.6%
Great: 23%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$232
212GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
89.7% Excellent
Read 490
Write 452
Mixed 484
106% 475 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 62.9
4K Mixed 34.9
126% 43.1 MB/s
DQ Read 31.2
DQ Write 135
DQ Mixed 19.1
33% 61.8 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 123%
2GB free, PID 1e23
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
6.4% Terrible
Read 21.1
Write 9.34
Mixed 11.5
16% 14 MB/s
4K Read 5.26
4K Write 0.02
4K Mixed 0.01
21% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 6.4%
Great: 10%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Patriot PSD34G160081 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1066 MHz clocked @ 533 MHz
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
37.2% Below average
MC Read 15.6
MC Write 11.6
MC Mixed 12.5
38% 13.2 GB/s
SC Read 9.4
SC Write 7.7
SC Mixed 9.6
25% 8.9 GB/s
Latency 94.7
42% 94.7 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 37.2%
Great: 58%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 LE R2.0 Builds (Compare 4,398 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 23%
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 19%

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 - $258

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