Asus M5A97

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 56.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory5.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
DisplayЦвета: 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121025
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 18:40
Run Duration65 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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-8320E-$90
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
56.3% Above average
SC Int 79.9
SC Float 69.5
SC Mixed 75.5
60% 75 Pts
QC Int 279
QC Float 240
QC Mixed 274
60% 264 Pts
MC Int 504
MC Float 431
MC Mixed 497
72% 477 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 56.3%
Great: 58%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$55
215GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
49.6% Average
Read 85.3
Write 87.5
Mixed 82.4
64% 85 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.11
4K Mixed 0.32
78% 0.65 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 49.6%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
50.6% Above average
MC Read 20.9
MC Write 14.9
MC Mixed 18
51% 17.9 GB/s
SC Read 11.2
SC Write 9.2
SC Mixed 14.5
33% 11.6 GB/s
Latency 64.8
62% 64.8 ns
Poor: 23%
This bench: 50.6%
Great: 51%
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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
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Desktop
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $640
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