Asus M5A97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 54.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics66.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive48% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory5 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120418
Uptime7.4 Days
Run DateMar 10 '19 at 14:04
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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-8350-$65
AM3r2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
54.2% Above average
SC Int 78.4
SC Float 68
SC Mixed 66.8
57% 71.1 Pts
QC Int 298
QC Float 246
QC Mixed 275
62% 273 Pts
MC Int 480
MC Float 422
MC Mixed 463
68% 455 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 54.2%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$140
CLim: 1303 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.8.1
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
66.2% Good
Lighting 189
Reflection 171
Parallax 276
68% 212 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 185
Splatting 121
65% 149 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 66.2%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M500 240GB-$59
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 76 57 56 53 58 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
48% Average
Read 371
Write 265
Mixed 273
SusWrite 76.2
55% 246 MB/s
4K Read 15.6
4K Write 29.5
4K Mixed 19.2
64% 21.4 MB/s
DQ Read 158
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 18.6
63% 135 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 48%
Great: 90%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$33
123GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 54 54 54 54 54 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
30.8% Below average
Read 53
Write 47.3
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 54
37% 49.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
122% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 30.8%
Great: 73%
Seagate NAS HDD 4TB-$137
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 167 168 170 169 170 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
99.1% Outstanding
Read 177
Write 164
Mixed 75.3
SusWrite 169
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 12GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 2048, 2048 MB
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
32.7% Below average
MC Read 11
MC Write 10.7
MC Mixed 9.9
30% 10.5 GB/s
SC Read 9
SC Write 9.3
SC Mixed 10.6
28% 9.63 GB/s
Latency 68.9
58% 68.9 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 32.7%
Great: 50%
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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).

Typical M5A97 Builds (Compare 2,959 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 - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $694
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