Asus M5A97

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 49.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics78.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D 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.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
8 days ago, 8 days ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory6.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20121025
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 12:05
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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-$80
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
49.9% Average
SC Int 71.4
SC Float 66.4
SC Mixed 68.4
55% 68.7 Pts
QC Int 261
QC Float 226
QC Mixed 250
56% 246 Pts
MC Int 346
MC Float 302
MC Mixed 346
50% 331 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 49.9%
Great: 58%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1529 MHz, MLim: 1794 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
78.3% Very good
Lighting 245
Reflection 215
Parallax 260
77% 240 fps
MRender 171
Gravity 224
Splatting 154
79% 183 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 88%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 640GB (2008)-$43
221GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
47.5% Average
Read 79.6
Write 86.2
Mixed 67.4
58% 77.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.08
4K Write 0.59
4K Mixed 0.09
24% 0.25 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 47.5%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GB
1066, 1066 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
41% Average
MC Read 15.9
MC Write 13.2
MC Mixed 14.1
41% 14.4 GB/s
SC Read 9.4
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 10.7
27% 9.53 GB/s
Latency 74.8
54% 74.8 ns
Poor: 23%
This bench: 41%
Great: 52%
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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 1,652 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $652
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