Asus M5A97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 62.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics11.9% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive49.5% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20111124
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 08 '18 at 01:01
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-4100-$110
AM3r2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
62.2% Good
Memory 83.7
1-Core 68
2-Core 136
60% 96.1 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 234
32% 236 Pts
64-Core 232
16% 232 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 62.2%
Great: 61%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 6850
Sapphire(174B 174B) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.301.1901.0
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
11.9% Very poor
Lighting 17.3
Reflection 13.6
Parallax 14.7
14% 15.2 fps
MRender 11.2
Gravity 11.6
Splatting 17
9% 13.3 fps
Poor: 11%
This bench: 11.9%
Great: 13%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force GS 480GB-$419
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.24
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 104 74 87 96 97 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
49.5% Average
Read 314
Write 242
Mixed 298
SusWrite 103
54% 239 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 20.5
4K Mixed 23.7
75% 22.2 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 99.2
DQ Mixed 117
98% 145 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 49.5%
Great: 71%
WD Blue 320GB (2007)-$35
17GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 67 71 60 53 73 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
41.3% Average
Read 78.5
Write 80.3
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 65.1
51% 69.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 41.3%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
47.9% Average
MC Read 19.8
MC Write 14.2
MC Mixed 17.7
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 9.8
SC Write 8.6
SC Mixed 13.5
30% 10.6 GB/s
Latency 73.9
54% 73.9 ns
Poor: 24%
This bench: 47.9%
Great: 54%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 Builds (Compare 1,657 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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $639
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