Asus M5A97

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 56.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics81.9% 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 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory5.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121025
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 26 '17 at 02:21
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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-6100-$211
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
56.2% Above average
SC Int 77.5
SC Float 76.2
SC Mixed 79.9
62% 77.9 Pts
QC Int 280
QC Float 249
QC Mixed 278
61% 269 Pts
MC Int 379
MC Float 340
MC Mixed 377
55% 366 Pts
Poor: 35%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 52%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
Device(0000 0000) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2302 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
81.9% Excellent
Lighting 247
Reflection 209
Parallax 258
78% 238 fps
MRender 174
Gravity 236
Splatting 185
85% 198 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 78%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
1TB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
61.5% Good
Read 94.5
Write 119
Mixed 92
76% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 5.27
4K Mixed 0.36
155% 2.02 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GB
1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
47.7% Average
MC Read 20.5
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 16.4
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 9
SC Write 8.9
SC Mixed 12.1
29% 10 GB/s
Latency 70.2
57% 70.2 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 47.7%
Great: 52%
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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 1,221 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $675
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