Asus M5A97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics51.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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. How to reduce background CPU.
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 (46th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8350-$130
AM3r2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
69.7% Good
Memory 88.6
1-Core 66.8
2-Core 144
62% 99.7 Pts
4-Core 275
8-Core 463
47% 369 Pts
64-Core 463
31% 463 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 74%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$188
CLim: 1303 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.8.1
Performing below potential (48th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
51.1% Above average
Lighting 189
Reflection 171
Parallax 276
50% 212 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 185
Splatting 121
51% 149 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 51.1%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M500 240GB-$70
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)-$32
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: 26%
This bench: 30.8%
Great: 70%
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 (96th 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: 49%
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 (44th 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.

Typical M5A97 Builds (Compare 4,112 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $699
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