Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 45.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics31% 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)
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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 months ago, 3 months ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory4.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140407
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateApr 14 '18 at 18:41
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th 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-$60
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
45.3% Average
SC Int 76.1
SC Float 70.7
SC Mixed 65
56% 70.6 Pts
QC Int 229
QC Float 208
QC Mixed 224
50% 220 Pts
MC Int 301
MC Float 257
MC Mixed 294
43% 284 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 45.3%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
XFX(1682 9275) 2GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.12.1
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
31% Below average
Lighting 95.7
Reflection 74.6
Parallax 132
34% 101 fps
MRender 52.2
Gravity 78.7
Splatting 76.2
29% 69 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 31%
Great: 39%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$28
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP35 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
53.7% Above average
Read 97.6
Write 89.6
Mixed 96.7
71% 94.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.44
4K Mixed 0.45
94% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 71%
WD Elements 25A2 1TB
475GB free, PID 25a2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
37.2% Below average
Read 88.2
Write 85.1
Mixed 86.4
111% 86.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.2
72% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 37.2%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C9D3/4GX KHX1600C10D3/4G 8GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
39% Below average
MC Read 16.8
MC Write 11.1
MC Mixed 13
39% 13.6 GB/s
SC Read 8.8
SC Write 7.6
SC Mixed 10.6
26% 9 GB/s
Latency 75.1
53% 75.1 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 39%
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 15,409 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $558
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