Asus M5A97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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.
Graphics6.92% 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 Drive78.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121025
Uptime14.2 Days
Run DateApr 26 '21 at 00:01
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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 (26th percentile)
63.4% Good
Memory 81.2
1-Core 74.1
2-Core 126
59% 93.7 Pts
4-Core 247
8-Core 392
41% 320 Pts
64-Core 387
26% 387 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7750
XFX(1682 3248) 2GB
CLim: 800 MHz, MLim: 667 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 20.10.35.02
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
6.92% Terrible
Lighting 8.2
Reflection 11.4
Parallax 13.6
7% 11.1 fps
MRender 6.2
Gravity 9.5
Splatting 8.3
7% 8 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 6.92%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 227 141 138 125 137 132 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
78.4% Very good
Read 472
Write 425
Mixed 385
SusWrite 150
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 69.5
4K Mixed 43.4
144% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 119
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 164
111% 134 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 78.4%
Great: 123%
WD WD5002AALX-00J37A0 500GB
283GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 108 109 110 109 110 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
66.1% Good
Read 122
Write 111
Mixed 65.6
SusWrite 109
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.1
187% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 66.1%
Great: 73%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16GB
1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
47.5% Average
MC Read 19.3
MC Write 15
MC Mixed 17.2
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 10
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 12.9
30% 10.5 GB/s
Latency 78.4
51% 78.4 ns
Poor: 24%
This bench: 47.5%
Great: 57%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 Builds (Compare 1,578 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $513
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