Asus M5A97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 50.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics48.9% 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 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. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
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 (80th 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-8120
AM3r2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
50.9% Above average
SC Int 71.5
SC Float 65.2
SC Mixed 69.3
55% 68.7 Pts
QC Int 255
QC Float 222
QC Mixed 246
55% 241 Pts
MC Int 454
MC Float 397
MC Mixed 445
65% 432 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 53%
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 above expectations (65th percentile)
48.9% Average
Lighting 151
Reflection 87.5
Parallax 215
54% 151 fps
MRender 66.4
Gravity 148
Splatting 96.3
45% 104 fps
Poor: 37%
This bench: 48.9%
Great: 54%
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 (49th 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: 32%
This bench: 47.4%
Great: 60%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$65
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: 57%
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: 21%
This bench: 51.9%
Great: 50%
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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 Builds (Compare 2,966 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $719
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