Asus M5A97 PLUS

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 56.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics46.3% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 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. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
1 month ago, 4 days 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 as expected (43rd 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-$70
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
56.2% Above average
SC Int 78.4
SC Float 54
SC Mixed 80.1
57% 70.8 Pts
QC Int 292
QC Float 243
QC Mixed 270
61% 268 Pts
MC Int 413
MC Float 400
MC Mixed 450
63% 421 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$170
CLim: 990 MHz, MLim: 1375 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
46.3% Average
Lighting 135
Reflection 137
Parallax 194
48% 155 fps
MRender 106
Gravity 120
Splatting 84.8
45% 104 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 46.3%
Great: 48%
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 (12th 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: 53%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 84%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$42
645GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 162 126 173 170 165 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th 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: 44%
This bench: 90%
Great: 112%
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 way below expectations (17th percentile)
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: 31%
This bench: 39.7%
Great: 63%
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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 PLUS Builds (Compare 789 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 PLUS

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $295
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