Asus M5A97

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 46.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics8.79% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121025
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 30 '19 at 21:12
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8320-$163
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
46.9% Average
1-Core 73
2-Core 135
50% 104 Pts
4-Core 252
8-Core 433
43% 343 Pts
64-Core 438
29% 438 Pts
Poor: 35%
This bench: 46.9%
Great: 53%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTS 450
EVGA(3842 1450) 1GB
CLim: 822 MHz, MLim: 902 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
8.79% Terrible
Lighting 29.1
Reflection 30.6
Parallax 26.8
8% 28.8 fps
MRender 27.6
Gravity 31
Splatting 25.7
9% 28.1 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 8.79%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX500 120GB-$23
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 454
Write 389
Mixed 25
63% 289 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 13.4
4K Mixed 1
49% 13.8 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 17.2
DQ Mixed 41
44% 77.1 MB/s
Poor: 36% Great: 89%
Seagate ST500LM021-1KJ152 500GB
465GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 136 136 137 137 137 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
77.8% Very good
Read 135
Write 128
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 136
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 77.8%
Great: 79%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16GB
1066, 1066, 1066 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
25.2% Poor
MC Read 8.5
MC Write 8.2
MC Mixed 7.2
23% 7.97 GB/s
SC Read 7.7
SC Write 7.2
SC Mixed 7.8
22% 7.57 GB/s
Latency 81.3
49% 81.3 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 25.2%
Great: 53%
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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 3,515 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $431
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