Asus M5A97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 68.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics37.8% 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 Drive47.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120418
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 13 '19 at 18:23
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8120
AM3r2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
68.5% Good
Memory 91.7
1-Core 69.3
2-Core 130
62% 97.1 Pts
4-Core 246
8-Core 452
44% 349 Pts
64-Core 445
30% 445 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7970-$435
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing below potential (34th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
37.8% Below average
Lighting 151
Reflection 87.5
Parallax 215
40% 151 fps
MRender 66.4
Gravity 148
Splatting 96.3
38% 104 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 37.8%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Agility 3 120GB-$102
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 72 123 74 108 113 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
47.4% Average
Read 182
Write 112
Mixed 132
SusWrite 95.5
29% 131 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 50.5
4K Mixed 26.1
93% 32.7 MB/s
DQ Read 141
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 117
90% 122 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 47.4%
Great: 61%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$91
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC24
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 201 204 204 203 203 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 195
Write 162
Mixed 82
SusWrite 203
117% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
163% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 114%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GB
1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
51.9% Above average
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 15.6
MC Mixed 18.4
53% 18.6 GB/s
SC Read 10.3
SC Write 9.2
SC Mixed 14.5
32% 11.3 GB/s
Latency 64.6
62% 64.6 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 51.9%
Great: 51%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 Builds (Compare 664 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $449
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