Asus M5A97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 57.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics78.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive72% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121025
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 04:00
Run Duration223 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD FX-8350-$73
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
57.8% Above average
SC Int 80.4
SC Float 72
SC Mixed 76.7
61% 76.4 Pts
QC Int 306
QC Float 276
QC Mixed 289
66% 290 Pts
MC Int 455
MC Float 383
MC Mixed 449
65% 429 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
EVGA(3842 2986) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
78.9% Very good
Lighting 255
Reflection 228
Parallax 241
77% 242 fps
MRender 166
Gravity 231
Splatting 157
80% 185 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 78.9%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$63
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
72% Very good
Read 480
Write 378
Mixed 396
93% 418 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 42.9
4K Mixed 16.7
90% 29.9 MB/s
DQ Read 31.5
DQ Write 121
DQ Mixed 16.5
30% 56.3 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 72%
Great: 124%
SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB-$139
18GB free
Firmware: X211200 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
47.1% Average
Read 355
Write 191
Mixed 229
57% 258 MB/s
4K Read 18.3
4K Write 36
4K Mixed 11.2
61% 21.8 MB/s
DQ Read 95.3
DQ Write 51.4
DQ Mixed 47.6
42% 64.8 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 47.1%
Great: 100%
Hitachi HUS724030ALE641 3TB
2.5TB free
Firmware: MJ8OA5F0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
83.4% Excellent
Read 138
Write 152
Mixed 146
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 2.36
4K Mixed 0.23
106% 1.15 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 83.4%
Great: 92%
WD Black 2TB (2010)-$113
719GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
62.6% Good
Read 120
Write 97.4
Mixed 97.7
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 2.19
4K Mixed 0.41
118% 1.12 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 84%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$44
399GB free
Firmware: CC9D Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
72.2% Very good
Read 135
Write 117
Mixed 90.8
85% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.97
4K Write 0.34
4K Mixed 0.29
79% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$31
106GB free
Firmware: CC37 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
52.9% Above average
Read 94.9
Write 89.4
Mixed 81.7
67% 88.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.44
4K Mixed 0.6
124% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
29.8% Poor
MC Read 9.8
MC Write 9.7
MC Mixed 9
27% 9.5 GB/s
SC Read 7.7
SC Write 7.6
SC Mixed 8.8
23% 8.03 GB/s
Latency 65.2
61% 65.2 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 29.8%
Great: 51%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 Builds (Compare 2,140 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $420
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