Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 49.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics70.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 20:29
Run Duration97 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD FX-6300-$57
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
49.1% Average
SC Int 82.8
SC Float 69.1
SC Mixed 75.3
61% 75.7 Pts
QC Int 239
QC Float 206
QC Mixed 234
51% 227 Pts
MC Int 337
MC Float 290
MC Mixed 322
48% 317 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 57%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$249
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
70.5% Very good
Lighting 224
Reflection 196
Parallax 208
67% 209 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 204
Splatting 161
73% 170 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 78%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
161GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
92.4% Outstanding
Read 180
Write 142
Mixed 151
119% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.51
4K Mixed 0.28
83% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
44% Average
MC Read 19.9
MC Write 11.9
MC Mixed 14.5
44% 15.4 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 12.4
30% 10.4 GB/s
Latency 69.8
57% 69.8 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 44%
Great: 59%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 14,392 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $519
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