Asus M5A97 LE R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 59.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics30.7% 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.
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.
Very high background CPU (48%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 LE R2.0  (all builds)
Memory3.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131212
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 02 '20 at 06:29
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 48%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
59.9% Above average
Memory 83.8
1-Core 60.6
2-Core 112
55% 85.3 Pts
4-Core 196
8-Core 303
32% 250 Pts
64-Core 303
20% 303 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 59.9%
Great: 68%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$150
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.87
Performing below potential (56th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
30.7% Below average
Lighting 118
Reflection 78.5
Parallax 117
31% 104 fps
MRender 78.9
Gravity 113
Splatting 81.1
31% 90.9 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 30.7%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$37
422GB free
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 129 130 127 128 129 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
67.3% Good
Read 106
Write 68.3
Mixed 65
SusWrite 128
68% 91.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
171% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 112%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$52
156GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 106 100 106 103 115 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
60.4% Good
Read 109
Write 129
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 101
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C10 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
28.9% Poor
MC Read 10.5
MC Write 9.2
MC Mixed 8.9
27% 9.53 GB/s
SC Read 6.8
SC Write 6.6
SC Mixed 7.5
20% 6.97 GB/s
Latency 73.8
54% 73.8 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 28.9%
Great: 34%

 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 3,003 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 - $258

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $568
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