Asus M5A97

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 47.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics35.5% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive67.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory14.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121025
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 14 '16 at 07:04
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 Athlon II X4 630
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
47.2% Average
SC Int 83.1
SC Float 49.4
SC Mixed 62.4
52% 65 Pts
QC Int 333
QC Float 199
QC Mixed 250
59% 261 Pts
MC Int 335
MC Float 196
MC Mixed 248
40% 260 Pts
Poor: 27%
This bench: 47.2%
Great: 42%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 670-$435
Nvidia(10DE 097A) 2GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 10.18.13.5362
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
35.5% Below average
Lighting 95
Reflection 84.8
Parallax 123
32% 101 fps
MRender 93.8
Gravity 87
Splatting 75.8
47% 85.5 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 35.5%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB-$95
189GB free
Firmware: SAFM01.7 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
67.7% Good
Read 490
Write 423
Mixed 453
102% 455 MB/s
4K Read 16.6
4K Write 34.8
4K Mixed 13.1
60% 21.5 MB/s
DQ Read 19.6
DQ Write 169
DQ Mixed 9.55
32% 65.9 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 101%
Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 32GB-$20
30GB free, PID a212
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
65.5% Good
Read 257
Write 112
Mixed 103
172% 158 MB/s
4K Read 8.35
4K Write 0.57
4K Mixed 0.46
66% 3.13 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 65.5%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16GB
1333, 1333 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
30.9% Below average
MC Read 13.7
MC Write 6.5
MC Mixed 11.3
30% 10.5 GB/s
SC Read 7.7
SC Write 6.1
SC Mixed 9.1
22% 7.63 GB/s
Latency 83.5
48% 83.5 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 30.9%
Great: 55%
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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 1,079 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 - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $572
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