Asus M5A97

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 39.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics19.4% 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.
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.
Very high background CPU (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory5.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20111124
Uptime29.3 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 00:52
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 31%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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-4100-$110
AM3r2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
39.8% Below average
SC Int 66.9
SC Float 62.6
SC Mixed 64.9
52% 64.8 Pts
QC Int 188
QC Float 163
QC Mixed 190
41% 180 Pts
MC Int 202
MC Float 176
MC Mixed 199
29% 192 Pts
Poor: 28%
This bench: 39.8%
Great: 47%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 560-$180
Asus(1043 83B4) 1GB
CLim: 850 MHz, MLim: 1050 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below potential (70th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (52 fps cap detected)
19.4% Very poor
Lighting 53.4
Reflection 53.3
Parallax 50.3
16% 52.3 fps
MRender 52.6
Gravity 53.8
Splatting 47.4
22% 51.3 fps
Poor: 9%
This bench: 19.4%
Great: 21%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$23
381GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 80 68 93 107 112 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
59.5% Above average
Read 119
Write 116
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 88.6
71% 96.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 59.5%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GB
1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
41.4% Average
MC Read 16.3
MC Write 12.3
MC Mixed 15.3
42% 14.6 GB/s
SC Read 7.9
SC Write 7.9
SC Mixed 12
26% 9.27 GB/s
Latency 75.2
53% 75.2 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 41.4%
Great: 51%
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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 1,925 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $476
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