Asus M5A97

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 44.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics29.3% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
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.
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory5.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121025
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 10:57
Run Duration92 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 Phenom II X4 955-$83
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
44.8% Average
SC Int 78.9
SC Float 47.6
SC Mixed 59.7
50% 62.1 Pts
QC Int 314
QC Float 191
QC Mixed 236
56% 247 Pts
MC Int 316
MC Float 192
MC Mixed 239
38% 249 Pts
Poor: 30%
This bench: 44.8%
Great: 50%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
Asus(1043 8422) 2GB
CLim: 1241 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
29.3% Poor
Lighting 77.8
Reflection 62.8
Parallax 102
27% 80.7 fps
MRender 68.6
Gravity 89.2
Splatting 58.1
31% 72 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 29.3%
Great: 31%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 500GB (2007)-$33
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
44.7% Average
Read 81.8
Write 73.6
Mixed 70.4
57% 75.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.44
113% 1.09 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 44.7%
Great: 51%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GB
1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 2048, 2048 MB
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
33.8% Below average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 7.7
MC Mixed 12.2
33% 11.5 GB/s
SC Read 7.2
SC Write 6.6
SC Mixed 9.3
22% 7.7 GB/s
Latency 69.5
58% 69.5 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 33.8%
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 2,130 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: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $430
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