Asus M5A97

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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 52.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics37.8% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory5.3 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121025
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 16:14
Run Duration271 Seconds
Run User CHL-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd 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-8320-$89
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
52.5% Above average
SC Int 78.3
SC Float 69.5
SC Mixed 75.1
60% 74.3 Pts
QC Int 250
QC Float 219
QC Mixed 250
54% 240 Pts
MC Int 437
MC Float 382
MC Mixed 434
63% 418 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 52.5%
Great: 59%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
PwrHis(1787 2317) 3GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
37.8% Below average
Lighting 112
Reflection 69.7
Parallax 116
35% 99.2 fps
MRender 58.7
Gravity 130
Splatting 84
40% 90.9 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 37.8%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$43
172GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
79.9% Very good
Read 150
Write 128
Mixed 139
105% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.27
98% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 108%
Seagate ST3500312CS 500GB-$20
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CA12 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
29.4% Poor
Read 55.6
Write 47.2
Mixed 38.2
35% 47 MB/s
4K Read 0.03
4K Write 0.15
4K Mixed 0.04
9% 0.08 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 29.4%
Great: 60%
TOSHIBA TransMemory 32GB
16GB free, PID 6545
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
5.34% Terrible
Read 15.8
Write 6.91
Mixed 7.45
11% 10.1 MB/s
4K Read 2.17
4K Write 0.33
4K Mixed 0.31
30% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 5.34%
Great: 15%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 12GB
1333, 1333 MHz
8192, 4096 MB
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
27.5% Poor
MC Read 9.1
MC Write 8.9
MC Mixed 8.2
25% 8.73 GB/s
SC Read 8.7
SC Write 6.9
SC Mixed 7.5
22% 7.7 GB/s
Latency 73
55% 73 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 27.5%
Great: 50%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 Builds (Compare 2,190 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 54%
Desktop 54%
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $648
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