Asus M5A97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 52.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics12.2% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive83.9% 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.
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.
Run History
20 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 month ago, 2 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 27 days ago, 27 days ago, 26 days ago, 25 days ago, 24 days ago, 22 days ago, 22 days ago, 22 days ago, 22 days ago, 21 days ago, 18 days ago, 16 days ago, 15 days ago, 15 days ago, 15 days ago, 14 days ago, 14 days ago, 11 days ago, 10 days ago, 10 days ago, 10 days ago, 10 days ago, 10 days ago, 10 days ago, 10 days ago, 10 days ago, 10 days ago, 10 days ago, 9 days ago, 7 days ago, 3 days ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory4.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20121025
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 07:19
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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 X4 965-$144
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
52.7% Above average
SC Int 93.4
SC Float 56.7
SC Mixed 70.7
59% 73.6 Pts
QC Int 300
QC Float 224
QC Mixed 276
61% 267 Pts
MC Int 376
MC Float 227
MC Mixed 284
45% 296 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 52.7%
Great: 53%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 650-$112
EVGA(3842 2651) 2GB
CLim: 1058 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
12.2% Very poor
Lighting 30.8
Reflection 24.4
Parallax 37.6
10% 30.9 fps
MRender 28.6
Gravity 36.7
Splatting 29.8
14% 31.7 fps
Poor: 11%
This bench: 12.2%
Great: 13%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
86GB free
Firmware: EXT0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
83.9% Excellent
Read 492
Write 332
Mixed 339
86% 388 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 53.9
4K Mixed 23
117% 38.7 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 167
DQ Mixed 60.4
85% 159 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 83.9%
Great: 92%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$62
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
87.9% Excellent
Read 159
Write 147
Mixed 146
113% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.96
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.3
118% 1.22 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
36.4% Below average
MC Read 15.7
MC Write 7.7
MC Mixed 13.2
35% 12.2 GB/s
SC Read 8
SC Write 6.9
SC Mixed 10.7
24% 8.53 GB/s
Latency 62
64% 62 ns
Poor: 23%
This bench: 36.4%
Great: 50%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $655
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