Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 39%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
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.
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 10 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.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140407
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 01 '18 at 01:39
Run Duration61 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-6100-$54
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
39% Below average
1-Core 69.8
2-Core 123
46% 96.3 Pts
4-Core 221
8-Core 301
34% 261 Pts
64-Core 300
20% 300 Pts
Poor: 23%
This bench: 39%
Great: 42%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba P300 1TB-$52
887GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2O Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
68.5% Good
Read 120
Write 119
Mixed 129
92% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.97
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.22
94% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/4G KHX1600C9D3/4GX KHX1600C10D3/4G KHX1600C9D3/4GX 16GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
42% Average
MC Read 17.2
MC Write 13.6
MC Mixed 14.4
43% 15.1 GB/s
SC Read 8.3
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 11
26% 9.27 GB/s
Latency 81.7
49% 81.7 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 42%
Great: 63%
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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 24,001 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 50%
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Workstation
Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $500
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