Asus M5A97

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 51.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics19.1% 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 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121025
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 18:51
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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-$94
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
51.8% Above average
SC Int 78.5
SC Float 65.8
SC Mixed 70.1
57% 71.5 Pts
QC Int 248
QC Float 231
QC Mixed 255
56% 245 Pts
MC Int 440
MC Float 377
MC Mixed 416
62% 411 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 51.8%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 250X
Sapphire(174B A002) 1GB
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 17.11.4
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
19.1% Very poor
Lighting 56.2
Reflection 45.9
Parallax 78.3
20% 60.1 fps
MRender 31.8
Gravity 51.9
Splatting 47.6
18% 43.8 fps
Poor: 13%
This bench: 19.1%
Great: 20%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$50
263GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
94.2% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 149
Mixed 159
122% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.23
72% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 94.2%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16GB
1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
8192, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
42% Average
MC Read 16.7
MC Write 13.4
MC Mixed 13.9
42% 14.7 GB/s
SC Read 9.7
SC Write 8.1
SC Mixed 11.7
28% 9.83 GB/s
Latency 70.5
57% 70.5 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 42%
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 1,418 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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