Asus M5A97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 53.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics18.3% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive104% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 1 month old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20121025
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 02 '19 at 10:55
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User RUS-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8320E-$85
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.15 GHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
53.9% Above average
1-Core 71.7
2-Core 154
52% 113 Pts
4-Core 306
8-Core 513
52% 409 Pts
64-Core 519
35% 519 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 53.9%
Great: 50%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon HD 6930
PwrHis(1787 2315) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1062.1004
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
18.3% Very poor
Lighting 78.6
Reflection 52.7
Parallax 68.2
20% 66.5 fps
MRender 42.1
Gravity 55.9
Splatting 59.7
16% 52.6 fps
Poor: 16%
This bench: 18.3%
Great: 21%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$86
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 391 289 293 292 290 295 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 490
Write 459
Mixed 406
SusWrite 308
93% 416 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 91.8
4K Mixed 53.6
180% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 203
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 257
185% 236 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 104%
Great: 124%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
343GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 111 113 113 113 113 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
82.7% Excellent
Read 175
Write 169
Mixed 143
SusWrite 113
111% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
244% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
55.8% Above average
MC Read 24.3
MC Write 15.4
MC Mixed 20.4
57% 20 GB/s
SC Read 12.2
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 14.4
33% 11.6 GB/s
Latency 58.5
68% 58.5 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 55.8%
Great: 51%
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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 3,058 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $467
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HDDRAMUSB
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