Asus M5A97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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.
Graphics30.9% 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 Drive34.9% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory8.4 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121025
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 03 '18 at 19:59
Run Duration174 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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-8120
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
51.8% Above average
SC Int 66.2
SC Float 59.4
SC Mixed 61.9
50% 62.5 Pts
QC Int 263
QC Float 255
QC Mixed 262
59% 260 Pts
MC Int 479
MC Float 399
MC Mixed 486
68% 454 Pts
Poor: 35%
This bench: 51.8%
Great: 54%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 460-$104
CLim: 1320 MHz, MLim: 1850 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
30.9% Below average
Lighting 83
Reflection 87.7
Parallax 116
29% 95.5 fps
MRender 66.4
Gravity 81.2
Splatting 81.8
32% 76.5 fps
Poor: 23%
This bench: 30.9%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$30
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 247 201 250 228 211 273 MB/s
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
34.9% Below average
Read 174
Write 96.5
Mixed 84.8
SusWrite 235
33% 148 MB/s
4K Read 13
4K Write 18.2
4K Mixed 10.4
43% 13.9 MB/s
DQ Read 14.8
DQ Write 15.9
DQ Mixed 14.6
11% 15.1 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 34.9%
Great: 95%
Hitachi HCS5C1010CLA382 1TB
238GB free
Firmware: JC4OA3EA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 59 59 60 59 60 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
31.4% Below average
Read 51.2
Write 59.5
Mixed 35.2
SusWrite 58.3
38% 51 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
111% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 31.4%
Great: 64%
Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB-$80
37GB free
Firmware: CC95
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 71 73 67 72 73 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
36.2% Below average
Read 55.5
Write 18
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 70.3
34% 45.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 36.2%
Great: 62%
Toshiba HDWJ110 1TB
710GB free
Firmware: AX1P1A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 96 97 96 96 97 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
53.2% Above average
Read 90
Write 91
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 95.3
55% 76.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 63%
TOSHIBA TransMemory 16GB
14GB free, PID 6544
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.1 4.8 3.3 3.6 3.2 3.6 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
5.15% Terrible
Read 23
Write 3.2
Mixed 7.8
SusWrite 3.9
10% 9.48 MB/s
4K Read 4.1
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
15% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.15%
Great: 9%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 12GB
1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
43.7% Average
MC Read 16.5
MC Write 15
MC Mixed 15.3
45% 15.6 GB/s
SC Read 8.3
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 11.7
27% 9.5 GB/s
Latency 74.4
54% 74.4 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 43.7%
Great: 51%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $627
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