Asus M5A97

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 36.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics9.59% 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.
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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (60%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory29.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121025
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 20 '21 at 02:46
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 60%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Athlon II X2 250 (2013 D.Ri)
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
36.4% Below average
Memory 56.2
1-Core 54.9
2-Core 106
44% 72.3 Pts
4-Core 97.1
8-Core 105
14% 101 Pts
64-Core 103
7% 103 Pts
Poor: 30%
This bench: 36.4%
Great: 50%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 550-Ti-$250
Asus(1043 83BC) 1GB
CLim: 975 MHz, MLim: 1026 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
9.59% Terrible
Lighting 10.9
Reflection 16.3
Parallax 3.2
9% 10.1 fps
MRender 16.4
Gravity 12.4
Splatting 11.7
10% 13.5 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 9.59%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$87
884GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP64
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 74 63 91 95 98 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
50.1% Above average
Read 94.2
Write 87.6
Mixed 51.8
SusWrite 80.4
58% 78.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 50.1%
Great: 69%
Microsoft Storage Space Device 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 122 144 154 151 152 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
68.9% Good
Read 100
Write 114
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 140
74% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 110%
WDC WD10 EZRX-00A8LB0 1TB
732GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 113 133 139 140 139 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
50.4% Above average
Read 97.7
Write 116
Mixed 59.8
SusWrite 129
138% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
125% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 32GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
27.5% Poor
MC Read 11.2
MC Write 6.6
MC Mixed 11.2
28% 9.67 GB/s
SC Read 7.4
SC Write 6
SC Mixed 8.8
21% 7.4 GB/s
Latency 139
29% 139 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 27.5%
Great: 87%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 Builds (Compare 1,660 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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