Asus M5A97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 60.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics80.7% 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 Drive82.3% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory5.9 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 05:36
Run Duration191 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 way above expectations (91st percentile)
60.2% Good
SC Int 86.2
SC Float 73.3
SC Mixed 78.9
64% 79.5 Pts
QC Int 320
QC Float 283
QC Mixed 300
68% 301 Pts
MC Int 507
MC Float 435
MC Mixed 496
72% 479 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 60.2%
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 way above expectations (89th percentile)
80.7% Excellent
Lighting 260
Reflection 227
Parallax 270
82% 252 fps
MRender 164
Gravity 231
Splatting 160
80% 185 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$63
182GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
82.3% Excellent
Read 489
Write 388
Mixed 402
95% 427 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 45.4
4K Mixed 27.1
107% 34.7 MB/s
DQ Read 167
DQ Write 127
DQ Mixed 59.6
68% 118 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 124%
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 139
Write 152
Mixed 155
112% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.32
4K Mixed 0.22
105% 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 122
Write 95.6
Mixed 96.2
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 2.36
4K Mixed 0.46
127% 1.2 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 (19th percentile)
71.6% Very good
Read 133
Write 117
Mixed 99.9
87% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 0.46
4K Mixed 0.25
76% 0.55 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$31
106GB free
Firmware: CC37 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
51.3% Above average
Read 88.4
Write 90.3
Mixed 89.6
67% 89.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.62
129% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 51.3%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
32.7% Below average
MC Read 10.8
MC Write 10.5
MC Mixed 9.6
29% 10.3 GB/s
SC Read 10.6
SC Write 8.6
SC Mixed 10.5
28% 9.9 GB/s
Latency 62.9
64% 62.9 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 32.7%
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%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 - $88

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