Asus M5A97 LE R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (15th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 85 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 52.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics31.7% 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 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.
Very high background CPU (64%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97 LE R2.0  (all builds)
Memory7.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160324
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 28 '20 at 19:24
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 64%

 PC Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8320-$163
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
52.2% Above average
Memory 77.7
1-Core 52.9
2-Core 97.6
50% 76.1 Pts
4-Core 146
8-Core 260
26% 203 Pts
64-Core 296
20% 296 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$148
CLim: 985 MHz, MLim: 1450 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.4.2
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
31.7% Below average
Lighting 119
Reflection 123
Parallax 155
31% 132 fps
MRender 94.2
Gravity 113
Splatting 83.9
32% 96.9 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 31.7%
Great: 37%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$146
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 126 127 134 106 98 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
78.7% Very good
Read 156
Write 136
Mixed 47.3
SusWrite 118
83% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
112% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1866 MHz clocked @ 933 MHz
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
47.6% Average
MC Read 22.2
MC Write 14.9
MC Mixed 17.1
52% 18.1 GB/s
SC Read 6.4
SC Write 6.1
SC Mixed 8.8
20% 7.1 GB/s
Latency 84.9
47% 84.9 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 47.6%
Great: 72%

 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 3,495 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 - $258

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $587
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