Asus M5A97

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 46.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics124% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory14.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121025
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 13 '18 at 04:39
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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-4100-$110
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
46.6% Average
SC Int 73.2
SC Float 69.2
SC Mixed 71.9
57% 71.4 Pts
QC Int 242
QC Float 214
QC Mixed 229
52% 228 Pts
MC Int 243
MC Float 211
MC Mixed 240
35% 231 Pts
Poor: 27%
This bench: 46.6%
Great: 47%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$455
Device(0000 0000) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
124% Outstanding
Lighting 298
Reflection 332
Parallax 437
108% 356 fps
MRender 248
Gravity 425
Splatting 263
137% 312 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 124%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$55
247GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 121 150 178 193 197 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 194
Write 198
Mixed 85.1
SusWrite 163
117% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
129% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 102%
Great: 116%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$33
244GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 32 36 36 37 37 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
40.6% Average
Read 106
Write 37.5
Mixed 39.8
SusWrite 35
40% 54.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
107% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
47.7% Average
MC Read 20.2
MC Write 14
MC Mixed 17
49% 17.1 GB/s
SC Read 9.1
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 12.8
29% 10.2 GB/s
Latency 68.5
58% 68.5 ns
Poor: 25%
This bench: 47.7%
Great: 54%
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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 2,014 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: 82% - Excellent Total price: $553
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