Asus M5A97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 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 35.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics47.2% 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 Drive41.8% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (46%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory20.6 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121025
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 23 '19 at 08:08
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 46%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8120
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
35.5% Below average
1-Core 67
2-Core 119
45% 93.2 Pts
4-Core 196
8-Core 291
31% 243 Pts
64-Core 358
24% 358 Pts
Poor: 27%
This bench: 35.5%
Great: 48%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 436.2
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
47.2% Average
Lighting 183
Reflection 174
Parallax 190
48% 182 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 172
Splatting 123
47% 147 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 47.2%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$84
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 521A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 85 88 81 73 78 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
41.8% Average
Read 87
Write 141
Mixed 144
SusWrite 82.4
26% 114 MB/s
4K Read 14.5
4K Write 62.7
4K Mixed 25.2
87% 34.1 MB/s
DQ Read 117
DQ Write 155
DQ Mixed 102
86% 125 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 41.8%
Great: 81%
Seagate ST3750330AS 750GB-$98
537GB free
Firmware: SD15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 70 70 72 71 71 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
42.7% Average
Read 78
Write 73.8
Mixed 44.2
SusWrite 70.6
49% 66.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 42.7%
Great: 59%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$40
175GB free
Firmware: CC4C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 151 151 150 152 153 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
79% Very good
Read 124
Write 101
Mixed 92.7
SusWrite 151
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.8
133% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 79%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$40
232GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 130 131 131 131 132 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
68.9% Good
Read 110
Write 90
Mixed 70.5
SusWrite 130
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 24GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
48% Average
MC Read 19.7
MC Write 15.2
MC Mixed 17.2
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 8.2
SC Write 8.6
SC Mixed 12.9
28% 9.9 GB/s
Latency 72.3
55% 72.3 ns
Poor: 25%
This bench: 48%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 Builds (Compare 3,134 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $441
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