Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 48.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics37.1% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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)
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 2 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 06:06
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
48.9% Average
SC Int 74.1
SC Float 66.8
SC Mixed 70.7
56% 70.5 Pts
QC Int 253
QC Float 217
QC Mixed 240
54% 237 Pts
MC Int 330
MC Float 286
MC Mixed 325
47% 314 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 48.9%
Great: 58%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
Gigabyte(1458 3643) 2GB
CLim: 1254 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 381.65
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
37.1% Below average
Lighting 98.2
Reflection 78.1
Parallax 121
33% 99.1 fps
MRender 86.7
Gravity 115
Splatting 77
40% 92.8 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 37.1%
Great: 40%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$110
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 79% Great: 134%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$73
224GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 174
Mixed 169
134% 179 MB/s
4K Read 1.27
4K Write 2.89
4K Mixed 0.38
149% 1.52 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 105%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
46.8% Average
MC Read 20.3
MC Write 13.6
MC Mixed 16.7
48% 16.9 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 8
SC Mixed 11.4
28% 9.77 GB/s
Latency 71.3
56% 71.3 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 46.8%
Great: 65%
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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 14,370 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
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Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $518
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