Asus M5A97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 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 58.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics0.65% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory27 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121025
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 05 '21 at 18:13
Run Duration273 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8120
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
58.1% Above average
Memory 77.8
1-Core 68.9
2-Core 124
57% 90.2 Pts
4-Core 209
8-Core 358
36% 283 Pts
64-Core 355
24% 355 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 66%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon HD 5450
MSI(1462 2127) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1151.1008
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
0.65% Terrible
Lighting 0.8
Reflection 1.9
Parallax 0.7
1% 1.13 fps
MRender 1.5
Gravity 0.7
Splatting 0.5
1% 0.9 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 0.65%
Great: 1%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$38
10GB free
Firmware: Z32080RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 59 62 52 57 59 MB/s
Performing below potential (12th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
39.7% Below average
Read 257
Write 83.5
Mixed 156
SusWrite 61.4
31% 140 MB/s
4K Read 18.2
4K Write 44.7
4K Mixed 12.3
67% 25.1 MB/s
DQ Read 188
DQ Write 81.9
DQ Mixed 28.5
49% 99.3 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 39.7%
Great: 79%
Drevo X1 SSD 120GB
10GB free
Firmware: P0510D
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 446
Write 316
Mixed 319
80% 360 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 42.2
4K Mixed 26.9
89% 30 MB/s
DQ Read 247
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 210
163% 223 MB/s
Poor: 27% Great: 93%
Intenso Sata III 120GB
10GB free
Firmware: P0510E
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 402
Write 290
Mixed 166
63% 286 MB/s
4K Read 16.7
4K Write 39.4
4K Mixed 25.1
78% 27.1 MB/s
DQ Read 248
DQ Write 221
DQ Mixed 102
113% 190 MB/s
Poor: 51% Great: 89%
Drevo X1 SSD 120GB
10GB free
Firmware: P0510D
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 431
Write 300
Mixed 328
78% 353 MB/s
4K Read 18.9
4K Write 29.9
4K Mixed 21.5
72% 23.4 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 217
DQ Mixed 123
122% 194 MB/s
Poor: 27% Great: 93%
Hitachi HUA722020ALA331 2TB
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: JKAOA3NH
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 42 31 42 37 34 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 31% Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 32GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
43.1% Average
MC Read 16.9
MC Write 14.5
MC Mixed 14.9
44% 15.4 GB/s
SC Read 8.5
SC Write 8.4
SC Mixed 13
28% 9.97 GB/s
Latency 84.7
47% 84.7 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 43.1%
Great: 87%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 7 5 60 46" 1280 720 SNY2C02 SONY TV
Typical M5A97 Builds (Compare 1,658 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

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