Asus M5A97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 68.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics113% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive96.3% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
Very high background CPU (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121025
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 21 '20 at 20:36
Run Duration167 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 35%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8320-$244
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
68.1% Good
Memory 87.2
1-Core 71.9
2-Core 126
61% 95.1 Pts
4-Core 266
8-Core 419
44% 343 Pts
64-Core 406
27% 406 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 69%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$1,089
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 451.67
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
113% Outstanding
Lighting 117
Reflection 154
Parallax 185
95% 152 fps
MRender 121
Gravity 174
Splatting 125
133% 140 fps
Poor: 116%
This bench: 113%
Great: 149%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
280GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 259 330 323 286 286 263 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
96.3% Outstanding
Read 479
Write 427
Mixed 387
SusWrite 291
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 75
4K Mixed 46.3
153% 52.2 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 259
195% 260 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 96.3%
Great: 133%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
66GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 260 333 401 421 427 429 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 475
Write 444
Mixed 378
SusWrite 378
94% 419 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 77.1
4K Mixed 49.4
161% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 257
193% 258 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 104%
Great: 133%
Samsung 840 Evo 500GB-$250
30GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 259 289 187 142 132 121 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
86% Excellent
Read 471
Write 425
Mixed 357
SusWrite 188
81% 360 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 64.9
4K Mixed 42.4
142% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 196
164% 236 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 86%
Great: 124%
Seagate GoFlex Desk 1TB
555GB free, PID 50a5
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 10 28 28 29 29 29 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
9.9% Terrible
Read 22.3
Write 7
Mixed 9.3
SusWrite 25.4
20% 16 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.2
20% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 9.9%
Great: 56%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16GB
1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
8192, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing below potential (10th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
26.3% Poor
MC Read 9.6
MC Write 8.6
MC Mixed 6.9
24% 8.37 GB/s
SC Read 6.8
SC Write 7
SC Mixed 6.4
19% 6.73 GB/s
Latency 70.3
57% 70.3 ns
Poor: 24%
This bench: 26.3%
Great: 54%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 Builds (Compare 1,654 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $639
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