Asus M5A97 PLUS

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
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 47.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics26.9% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive51.9% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 PLUS  (all builds)
Memory5.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150114
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 30 '17 at 07:43
Run Duration203 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8300-$130
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
47.4% Average
1-Core 78.3
2-Core 149
54% 114 Pts
4-Core 240
8-Core 382
40% 311 Pts
64-Core 411
28% 411 Pts
Poor: 35%
This bench: 47.4%
Great: 51%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
26.9% Poor
Lighting 118
Reflection 93.2
Parallax 153
31% 121 fps
MRender 63.8
Gravity 99.4
Splatting 93.2
27% 85.5 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 26.9%
Great: 29%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 120GB-$160
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 605A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
51.9% Above average
Read 405
Write 123
Mixed 168
50% 232 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 48.3
4K Mixed 15.1
78% 28.3 MB/s
DQ Read 111
DQ Write 127
DQ Mixed 26.7
46% 88.2 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 51.9%
Great: 76%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
749GB free
Firmware: 80.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
94.7% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 146
Mixed 148
120% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.71
4K Mixed 0.33
116% 1.25 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 94.7%
Great: 108%
15GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
20.3% Poor
Read 82.3
Write 12.9
Mixed 17.7
34% 37.6 MB/s
4K Read 9.15
4K Write 1.11
4K Mixed 0.6
92% 3.62 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 20.3%
Great: 20%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
49% Average
MC Read 20.9
MC Write 15.2
MC Mixed 17.3
51% 17.8 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 12.3
31% 10.7 GB/s
Latency 78
51% 78 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 49%
Great: 60%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 PLUS Builds (Compare 909 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 PLUS

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