Asus M5A97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 42.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics67.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive87.9% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory4.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120312
Uptime3.2 Days
Run DateMay 13 '18 at 17:34
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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
AM3r2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
42.9% Average
SC Int 70.1
SC Float 65.8
SC Mixed 67.8
54% 67.9 Pts
QC Int 204
QC Float 184
QC Mixed 208
45% 199 Pts
MC Int 198
MC Float 188
MC Mixed 218
30% 201 Pts
Poor: 27%
This bench: 42.9%
Great: 47%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
67.5% Good
Lighting 208
Reflection 161
Parallax 259
70% 209 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 167
Splatting 183
66% 158 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$200
750GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
87.9% Excellent
Read 492
Write 387
Mixed 404
95% 428 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 51.5
4K Mixed 35.8
126% 40.8 MB/s
DQ Read 144
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 56
60% 101 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 135%
WD VelociRaptor 1TB-$268
144GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
80.3% Excellent
Read 136
Write 143
Mixed 146
107% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.07
4K Write 4.18
4K Mixed 0.35
161% 1.87 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
2048, 2048, 2048, 2048 MB
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
43.8% Average
MC Read 17.6
MC Write 12.7
MC Mixed 16.2
44% 15.5 GB/s
SC Read 8.8
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 13.2
29% 10.2 GB/s
Latency 74.6
54% 74.6 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 43.8%
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 2,127 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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