Asus M5A97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 75.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics120% 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 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.
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.
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121025
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 19 '21 at 00:04
Run Duration183 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%
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 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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 4.35 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
75.7% Very good
Memory 92.2
1-Core 80.8
2-Core 142
66% 105 Pts
4-Core 321
8-Core 516
53% 418 Pts
64-Core 520
35% 520 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$510
Nvidia(10DE 13AA) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 461.92
Performing below potential (70th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
120% Outstanding
Lighting 157
Reflection 146
Parallax 146
127% 150 fps
MRender 183
Gravity 132
Splatting 115
113% 143 fps
Poor: 104%
This bench: 120%
Great: 126%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$80
191GB free
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 315 367 421 426 428 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 481
Write 438
Mixed 433
SusWrite 359
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 78.2
4K Mixed 48.8
160% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 8.8
69% 163 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 102%
Great: 129%
WD Blue 1TB (2010)-$70
501GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 101 107 105 115 110 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
63.8% Good
Read 119
Write 113
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 103
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 63.8%
Great: 74%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
47.1% Average
MC Read 18.3
MC Write 15.3
MC Mixed 16.2
47% 16.6 GB/s
SC Read 10.6
SC Write 8.2
SC Mixed 12.8
30% 10.5 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 24%
This bench: 47.1%
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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