Asus M5A97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 44.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics4.03% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive49.8% 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.
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory3.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1280 x 720 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20111124
Uptime4.3 Days
Run DateSep 22 '19 at 07:14
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (49th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8120
AM3r2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
44.7% Average
1-Core 64.2
2-Core 120
44% 92 Pts
4-Core 256
8-Core 438
44% 347 Pts
64-Core 438
29% 438 Pts
Poor: 28%
This bench: 44.7%
Great: 47%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon HD 6700
Sapphire(174B E144) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1151.1008
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
4.03% Terrible
Lighting 20.6
Reflection 12.7
Parallax 17.5
5% 16.9 fps
MRender 11.4
Gravity 14.2
Splatting 16
4% 13.9 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 4.03%
Great: 8%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 480GB-$110
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3J96R9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 337 257 237 140 93 8.9 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
49.8% Average
Read 412
Write 348
Mixed 26
SusWrite 179
53% 241 MB/s
4K Read 7.9
4K Write 27.2
4K Mixed 9.1
38% 14.7 MB/s
DQ Read 263
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 169
148% 221 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 92%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$18
238GB free
Firmware: KC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 77 78 80 79 80 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
59.3% Above average
Read 128
Write 125
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 78.8
71% 96.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.9
148% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 59.3%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GB
1066, 1066 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
44.7% Average
MC Read 17.4
MC Write 15
MC Mixed 15.7
46% 16 GB/s
SC Read 8.8
SC Write 9
SC Mixed 12.1
28% 9.97 GB/s
Latency 78.8
51% 78.8 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 44.7%
Great: 51%
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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 3,281 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $517
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