Asus M5A97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed 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 54.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics68.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive87.3% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121025
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 04:19
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 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 Phenom II X6 1100T-$340
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
54.3% Above average
SC Int 94.4
SC Float 56.6
SC Mixed 70.6
59% 73.9 Pts
QC Int 364
QC Float 220
QC Mixed 276
65% 287 Pts
MC Int 545
MC Float 327
MC Mixed 404
65% 426 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$260
Nvidia(10DE 1131) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1592 MHz, MLim: 1952 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
68.4% Good
Lighting 205
Reflection 189
Parallax 211
64% 202 fps
MRender 168
Gravity 196
Splatting 134
72% 166 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$114
86GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
87.3% Excellent
Read 506
Write 466
Mixed 488
109% 487 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 68.9
4K Mixed 31.3
117% 42.4 MB/s
DQ Read 32.5
DQ Write 79.7
DQ Mixed 21.1
26% 44.4 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 87.3%
Great: 123%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$50
607GB free
Firmware: CC49 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
Read 168
Write 170
Mixed 170
128% 170 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.96
4K Mixed 0.38
107% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
36.4% Below average
MC Read 15.9
MC Write 7.5
MC Mixed 13.8
35% 12.4 GB/s
SC Read 5.9
SC Write 6.9
SC Mixed 9.9
22% 7.57 GB/s
Latency 61.4
65% 61.4 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 36.4%
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 1,419 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $549
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