Asus M5A97

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 41%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics56.9% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive45.5% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 5 months 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)
Memory7.3 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20111124
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 01 '19 at 17:17
Run Duration177 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (46th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-6100-$54
AM3r2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
41% Average
1-Core 64.8
2-Core 122
44% 93.2 Pts
4-Core 220
8-Core 278
33% 249 Pts
64-Core 340
23% 340 Pts
Poor: 27%
This bench: 41%
Great: 45%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$170
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 388.71
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
56.9% Above average
Lighting 187
Reflection 184
Parallax 202
49% 191 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 208
Splatting 164
58% 175 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 56.9%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$89
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 261 312 111 56 58 54 MB/s
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
45.5% Average
Read 238
Write 210
Mixed 194
SusWrite 142
44% 196 MB/s
4K Read 12.5
4K Write 23.9
4K Mixed 21.9
60% 19.4 MB/s
DQ Read 200
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 184
138% 184 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 135%
Crucial BX500 960GB-$95
894GB free
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 257 306 260 210 5.7 5.9 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
43% Average
Read 266
Write 392
Mixed 272
SusWrite 174
62% 276 MB/s
4K Read 10.4
4K Write 26.5
4K Mixed 13.6
47% 16.8 MB/s
DQ Read 155
DQ Write 164
DQ Mixed 36.8
62% 119 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 43%
Great: 103%
Flash USB Disk 4GB
3GB free, PID 3a04
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.2 5.1 4.7 4.9 5.4 5.1 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
3.63% Terrible
Read 13.6
Write 2.7
Mixed 2.3
SusWrite 4.9
6% 5.88 MB/s
4K Read 2.5
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
9% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 3.63%
Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 12GB
1066, 1066, 1066 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
43.1% Average
MC Read 17.1
MC Write 14.1
MC Mixed 14.7
44% 15.3 GB/s
SC Read 9
SC Write 8.9
SC Mixed 12
28% 9.97 GB/s
Latency 78
51% 78 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 43.1%
Great: 50%
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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 3,521 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 - $126

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