Asus M5A97 PLUS

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 65%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics34.3% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive58.7% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB 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.
Very high background CPU (50%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
17 months ago, 15 months ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 PLUS  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150423
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 13 '19 at 04:39
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 50%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
65% Good
Memory 80.1
1-Core 80.1
2-Core 141
62% 100 Pts
4-Core 270
8-Core 424
44% 347 Pts
64-Core 450
30% 450 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 65%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$147
CLim: 990 MHz, MLim: 1375 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing below potential (29th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
34.3% Below average
Lighting 135
Reflection 137
Parallax 194
36% 155 fps
MRender 106
Gravity 120
Splatting 84.8
34% 104 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 34.3%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Plextor M5S 128GB-$75
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 188 154 125 197 196 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
58.7% Above average
Read 308
Write 196
Mixed 197
SusWrite 172
49% 218 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 42.3
4K Mixed 22.1
84% 28.8 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 124
122% 195 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 85%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$34
645GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 162 126 173 170 165 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
90% Excellent
Read 154
Write 67.8
Mixed 67.2
SusWrite 160
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 90%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1600 CL9 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1066 MHz clocked @ 533 MHz
Performing below potential (11th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
39.7% Below average
MC Read 14.9
MC Write 13.4
MC Mixed 13.4
40% 13.9 GB/s
SC Read 8.8
SC Write 9.9
SC Mixed 10.7
28% 9.8 GB/s
Latency 80.4
50% 80.4 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 39.7%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 PLUS Builds (Compare 197 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 PLUS

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $310
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