Asus M5A97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 57.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics69.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive49.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory5.7 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121025
Uptime3.4 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 14:13
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-8120
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
57.1% Above average
SC Int 76
SC Float 69.8
SC Mixed 73.4
58% 73.1 Pts
QC Int 290
QC Float 271
QC Mixed 285
64% 282 Pts
MC Int 483
MC Float 425
MC Mixed 485
70% 464 Pts
Poor: 37%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 56%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
Gigabyte(1458 367B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
69.1% Good
Lighting 224
Reflection 188
Parallax 208
67% 206 fps
MRender 157
Gravity 199
Splatting 133
70% 163 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 120GB-$58
31GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
49.2% Average
Read 502
Write 270
Mixed 332
81% 368 MB/s
4K Read 5.68
4K Write 37
4K Mixed 6.46
36% 16.4 MB/s
DQ Read 20.7
DQ Write 64.7
DQ Mixed 6.46
15% 30.6 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 49.2%
Great: 82%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$42
435GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
88.3% Excellent
Read 166
Write 142
Mixed 160
118% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.18
86% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 12GB
1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
41.5% Average
MC Read 17.2
MC Write 13.7
MC Mixed 12.7
42% 14.5 GB/s
SC Read 8.6
SC Write 8.4
SC Mixed 11.9
28% 9.63 GB/s
Latency 72.5
55% 72.5 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 41.5%
Great: 50%
Take a copy of your results

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 Builds (Compare 1,224 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 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $672
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $299Nvidia GTX 1070 $386Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $280AMD RX 480 $491Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $126
Intel Core i5-7600K $230Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $160SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $950SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $180SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback