Asus M5A97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 44.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics30.1% 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 Drive63.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20111124
Uptime1.5 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 03:55
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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
AM3r2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
44.2% Average
SC Int 67.3
SC Float 62
SC Mixed 64.3
52% 64.5 Pts
QC Int 207
QC Float 191
QC Mixed 208
46% 202 Pts
MC Int 366
MC Float 303
MC Mixed 371
52% 347 Pts
Poor: 37%
This bench: 44.2%
Great: 56%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
30.1% Below average
Lighting 90.4
Reflection 25.6
Parallax 136
33% 84.2 fps
MRender 25.4
Gravity 119
Splatting 32.1
28% 59 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 30.1%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$140
85GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
63.5% Good
Read 458
Write 249
Mixed 262
71% 323 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 29.4
4K Mixed 19.8
86% 26.3 MB/s
DQ Read 128
DQ Write 56.7
DQ Mixed 31.2
39% 72.1 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 63.5%
Great: 88%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$57
200GB free
Firmware: CC9C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
85.1% Excellent
Read 155
Write 142
Mixed 121
104% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.13
4K Write 1.29
4K Mixed 0.16
89% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 85.1%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
49.7% Average
MC Read 20.6
MC Write 15.5
MC Mixed 17.6
51% 17.9 GB/s
SC Read 9.2
SC Write 8.7
SC Mixed 14.4
31% 10.8 GB/s
Latency 70.2
57% 70.2 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 49.7%
Great: 53%
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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 1,223 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
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