Asus M5A97

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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. 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 63.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics138% 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.
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 (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory10.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121025
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '21 at 16:23
Run Duration230 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing as expected (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8350-$130
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
63.4% Good
Memory 84
1-Core 75.4
2-Core 134
62% 97.9 Pts
4-Core 232
8-Core 412
40% 322 Pts
64-Core 468
31% 468 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000
Dell(1028 129F) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 16GB, Driver: 452.39
Performing below potential (69th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
138% Outstanding
Lighting 177
Reflection 179
Parallax 198
143% 185 fps
MRender 188
Gravity 159
Splatting 146
132% 164 fps
Poor: 125%
This bench: 138%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
323GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 886 432 390 368 372 374 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 78% Great: 133%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
196GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 32 33 33 33 35 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 78% Great: 133%
HPT DISK 0_0 8TB
2TB free
Firmware: 4.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 146 140 142 142 141 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 228
Write 153
Mixed 104
SusWrite 143
115% 157 MB/s
4K Read 5.5
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 1
429% 3.77 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 107%
Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
45.9% Average
MC Read 17.7
MC Write 15.6
MC Mixed 15.8
47% 16.4 GB/s
SC Read 10.3
SC Write 8.6
SC Mixed 12.4
30% 10.4 GB/s
Latency 73.5
54% 73.5 ns
Poor: 24%
This bench: 45.9%
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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