Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 51.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics25.5% 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.
Very high background CPU (60%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory3.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140407
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 26 '16 at 02:48
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 60%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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-$78
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
51.8% Above average
SC Int 72.7
SC Float 65.4
SC Mixed 71.6
56% 69.9 Pts
QC Int 255
QC Float 240
QC Mixed 258
57% 251 Pts
MC Int 361
MC Float 318
MC Mixed 362
52% 347 Pts
Poor: 37%
This bench: 51.8%
Great: 58%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 570-$350
EVGA(3842 1570) 1.2GB
CLim: 732 MHz, MLim: 950 MHz, Ram: 1.2GB, Driver: 353.54
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
25.5% Poor
Lighting 71.7
Reflection 91.7
Parallax 89.4
24% 84.3 fps
MRender 69.3
Gravity 60
Splatting 59.9
26% 63.1 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 25.5%
Great: 30%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016)-$34
416GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 216
Write 165
Mixed 156
134% 179 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.73
4K Mixed 0.2
85% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 109%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1066 MHz clocked @ 533 MHz
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
40.4% Average
MC Read 14.6
MC Write 13.2
MC Mixed 13.8
40% 13.9 GB/s
SC Read 9
SC Write 9.4
SC Mixed 11.6
29% 10 GB/s
Latency 67.7
59% 67.7 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 40.4%
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 13,330 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $627
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