Asus M5A97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 58.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics10.2% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive46.1% 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 (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
14 months ago, 14 months ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory7.6 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121025
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 09 '19 at 16:59
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User ECU-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (48th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-6300-$90
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
58.2% Above average
Memory 87.9
1-Core 74.9
2-Core 136
63% 99.7 Pts
4-Core 157
8-Core 317
29% 237 Pts
64-Core 314
21% 314 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 58.2%
Great: 68%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 550-Ti-$250
EVGA(3842 1556) 1GB
CLim: 951 MHz, MLim: 1089 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
10.2% Very poor
Lighting 34
Reflection 34.5
Parallax 31
9% 33.2 fps
MRender 33.3
Gravity 35.7
Splatting 35.9
10% 35 fps
Poor: 9%
This bench: 10.2%
Great: 11%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V+200 Series 120GB
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 502ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 83 94 89 92 91 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
46.1% Average
Read 151
Write 117
Mixed 126
SusWrite 90.4
27% 121 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 50.7
4K Mixed 25.8
93% 32.8 MB/s
DQ Read 142
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 110
88% 123 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 46.1%
Great: 87%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$34
188GB free
Firmware: 58.01E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 37 42 43 43 45 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
24.6% Poor
Read 43.5
Write 45.5
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 41.7
30% 41.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 24.6%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 12GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 2048, 4096, 2048 MB
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
44% Average
MC Read 17.3
MC Write 13.5
MC Mixed 15.7
44% 15.5 GB/s
SC Read 9.8
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 12.1
29% 10.1 GB/s
Latency 69.6
58% 69.6 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 44%
Great: 50%

 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
Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 33%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $448
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