Asus M5A97 LE R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 63.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics35.1% 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 Drive42.8% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (45%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 LE R2.0  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160324
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 26 '21 at 03:20
Run Duration171 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 45%

 PC Performing as expected (40th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8350-$130
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
63.1% Good
Memory 77.7
1-Core 73.9
2-Core 131
59% 94.3 Pts
4-Core 263
8-Core 394
42% 328 Pts
64-Core 419
28% 419 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 496.76
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
35.1% Below average
Lighting 45.5
Reflection 44.9
Parallax 42.8
37% 44.4 fps
MRender 36.2
Gravity 42
Splatting 36.6
33% 38.3 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 35.1%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD easystore 480GB
220GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EG430400
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 89 99 21 72 84 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
42.8% Average
Read 390
Write 325
Mixed 156
SusWrite 91.9
53% 241 MB/s
4K Read 17.6
4K Write 28.4
4K Mixed 14.1
60% 20 MB/s
DQ Read 62.9
DQ Write 95.6
DQ Mixed 34.1
38% 64.2 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 42.8%
Great: 63%
WDC WDBNCE5000PNC 500GB
284GB free
Firmware: 415000RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 252 217 219 216 214 211 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
75.8% Very good
Read 394
Write 287
Mixed 190
SusWrite 221
61% 273 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 57.8
4K Mixed 34.2
112% 39 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 235
DQ Mixed 241
185% 251 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 111%
Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 1TB-$497
648GB free
Firmware: ST6OA31B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 103 103 102 103 101 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
58.4% Above average
Read 101
Write 96
Mixed 52.3
SusWrite 102
64% 87.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 58.4%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Adata DDR3 2133 2OZ 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing below potential (15th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
39.4% Below average
MC Read 14.9
MC Write 13
MC Mixed 14
40% 14 GB/s
SC Read 8.7
SC Write 8.2
SC Mixed 11.1
27% 9.33 GB/s
Latency 84.9
47% 84.9 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 39.4%
Great: 54%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 7 5 60 22" 1280 720 ONN0101 100002480
Typical M5A97 LE R2.0 Builds (Compare 7,502 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 - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $503
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