Asus M5A97 LE R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 66.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics44.8% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive81% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 LE R2.0  (all builds)
Memory3.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160324
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateMay 15 '24 at 18:21
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
AMD FX-6300-$90
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
66.4% Good
Memory 87.9
1-Core 72.2
2-Core 129
60% 96.5 Pts
4-Core 250
8-Core 321
36% 285 Pts
64-Core 320
20% 320 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$200
PNY(196E 1131) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 536.23
Performing below potential (18th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
44.8% Average
Lighting 53.8
Reflection 65
Parallax 57.7
44% 58.8 fps
MRender 65
Gravity 57.5
Splatting 51.3
47% 57.9 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 44.8%
Great: 54%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$76
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 308 350 280 300 263 304 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
81% Excellent
Read 451
Write 382
Mixed 303
SusWrite 301
81% 359 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 67
4K Mixed 33.5
118% 42.3 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 129
109% 162 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 81%
Great: 129%
WD WD15EZRX-00DC0B0 1.5TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 142 140 145 142 140 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
75.9% Very good
Read 122
Write 135
Mixed 63.6
SusWrite 142
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2133 C11 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
28.6% Poor
MC Read 10.5
MC Write 8.6
MC Mixed 8.6
26% 9.23 GB/s
SC Read 9.5
SC Write 6.9
SC Mixed 6.5
22% 7.63 GB/s
Latency 71.8
56% 71.8 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 28.6%
Great: 77%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0P 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 62 47 50 34" 1280 720 SAM0F72 S34J55x
Typical M5A97 LE R2.0 Builds (Compare 1,462 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $377
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