Asus M5A97 PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 60%
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 57.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics72.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
11 months ago, 11 months ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 PLUS  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150423
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 12 '17 at 23:22
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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-8350-$90
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
57.2% Above average
SC Int 84
SC Float 71.4
SC Mixed 77.3
62% 77.6 Pts
QC Int 278
QC Float 248
QC Mixed 278
61% 268 Pts
MC Int 508
MC Float 432
MC Mixed 491
72% 477 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 57.2%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$289
Device(0000 0000) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2007 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
72.4% Very good
Lighting 232
Reflection 198
Parallax 212
70% 214 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 206
Splatting 166
74% 174 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HCP725050GLA380 500GB
130GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5CA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
42% Average
Read 70.5
Write 75.4
Mixed 69.6
54% 71.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.39
104% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 42%
Great: 50%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$32
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 19.01H19 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
49.6% Average
Read 91.6
Write 81.1
Mixed 98.1
68% 90.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.51
4K Mixed 0.32
81% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 49.6%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
43.2% Average
MC Read 16.6
MC Write 14.5
MC Mixed 14.9
44% 15.3 GB/s
SC Read 9.2
SC Write 8.6
SC Mixed 12.2
29% 10 GB/s
Latency 77.5
52% 77.5 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 64%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 PLUS Builds (Compare 577 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation 28%

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 PLUS

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $320
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