Asus M5A97 PRO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 38.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics46.7% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive40.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 8 years and 0 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.
Very high background CPU (37%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 PRO  (all builds)
Memory9.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20110823
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 12:35
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 37%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 Phenom II X4 960T-$145
AM3r2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
38.8% Below average
SC Int 68.6
SC Float 46.5
SC Mixed 58.9
46% 58 Pts
QC Int 256
QC Float 155
QC Mixed 190
46% 200 Pts
MC Int 284
MC Float 171
MC Mixed 213
34% 223 Pts
Poor: 29%
This bench: 38.8%
Great: 52%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
Asus(1043 8465) 2GB
CLim: 1215 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 381.65
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
46.7% Average
Lighting 129
Reflection 102
Parallax 166
44% 132 fps
MRender 114
Gravity 151
Splatting 83.7
56% 116 fps
Poor: 40%
This bench: 46.7%
Great: 51%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
58GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
64.4% Good
Read 499
Write 199
Mixed 240
68% 312 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 63.7
4K Mixed 16.8
86% 33.5 MB/s
DQ Read 166
DQ Write 151
DQ Mixed 48.1
66% 122 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 76%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$60
30GB free
Firmware: 506ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
40.2% Average
Read 176
Write 101
Mixed 97.3
28% 125 MB/s
4K Read 17.3
4K Write 62.5
4K Mixed 13
76% 30.9 MB/s
DQ Read 109
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 31.1
44% 81.6 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 40.2%
Great: 64%
BUFFALO HD-PCTU3 500GB
296GB free, PID 01de
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
18.3% Very poor
Read 34.9
Write 33.2
Mixed 33
43% 33.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.37
79% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 18.3%
Great: 41%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16GB
1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
33% Below average
MC Read 14.3
MC Write 6.7
MC Mixed 12.3
32% 11.1 GB/s
SC Read 7
SC Write 6.2
SC Mixed 9.8
22% 7.67 GB/s
Latency 69.8
57% 69.8 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 33%
Great: 53%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 50%
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Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 PRO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $260
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