Asus M5A97 EVO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 25.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics21% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 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).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 EVO  (all builds)
Memory3.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121016
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateJan 15 '20 at 16:43
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User URY-User
Background CPU 46%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD Phenom II X4 945
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
25.8% Poor
1-Core 47.3
2-Core 90.6
33% 68.9 Pts
4-Core 116
8-Core 150
18% 133 Pts
64-Core 159
11% 159 Pts
Poor: 28%
This bench: 25.8%
Great: 41%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 460-$105
CLim: 1212 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 20.1.1
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
21% Poor
Lighting 76.1
Reflection 80.6
Parallax 100
20% 85.6 fps
MRender 60.7
Gravity 75.4
Splatting 75.4
21% 70.5 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 21%
Great: 24%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD WD5000AZLX-00K4KA0 500GB
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 105 101 78 82 96 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
75.8% Very good
Read 169
Write 166
Mixed 100
SusWrite 95.3
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 103%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
28% Poor
MC Read 11.5
MC Write 6.2
MC Mixed 10
26% 9.23 GB/s
SC Read 6
SC Write 5.5
SC Mixed 8.4
19% 6.63 GB/s
Latency 73.6
54% 73.6 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 28%
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 EVO Builds (Compare 876 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 EVO - $69

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $359
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