Asus M5A97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics118% 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 Drive102% 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.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121025
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 29 '20 at 06:54
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User MYS-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing as expected (56th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-9590-$344
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
72.1% Very good
Memory 89.2
1-Core 85.5
2-Core 167
69% 114 Pts
4-Core 297
8-Core 552
53% 424 Pts
64-Core 549
37% 549 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$1,089
Zotac(19DA 2471) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
118% Outstanding
Lighting 127
Reflection 179
Parallax 186
103% 164 fps
MRender 127
Gravity 177
Splatting 125
136% 143 fps
Poor: 116%
This bench: 118%
Great: 149%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 282 306 313 314 312 313 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 487
Write 447
Mixed 378
SusWrite 307
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 84.6
4K Mixed 50.7
167% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 258
194% 259 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 102%
Great: 123%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$80
329GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 285 382 419 432 429 428 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 497
Write 436
Mixed 408
SusWrite 396
98% 434 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 75.5
4K Mixed 44.8
149% 51.4 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 120
125% 206 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 102%
Great: 129%
Generic- SD/MMC 16GB
12GB free, PID 0109
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 13 13 13 13 13 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
9.9% Terrible
Read 19.2
Write 12.5
Mixed 5.7
SusWrite 12.7
16% 12.5 MB/s
4K Read 4.1
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 2.4
134% 2.53 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 9.9%
Great: 12%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16GB
1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
50.3% Above average
MC Read 20.3
MC Write 16.3
MC Mixed 17.3
51% 18 GB/s
SC Read 11.3
SC Write 10
SC Mixed 13
33% 11.4 GB/s
Latency 68.2
59% 68.2 ns
Poor: 24%
This bench: 50.3%
Great: 54%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 Builds (Compare 1,653 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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