Asus M5A97

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 40.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics3.79% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 5 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  (all builds)
Memory5.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20121025
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 17 '19 at 22:34
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD Phenom II X6 1045T-$165
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
40.6% Average
1-Core 57.6
2-Core 116
41% 87 Pts
4-Core 232
8-Core 347
37% 290 Pts
64-Core 345
23% 345 Pts
Poor: 30%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 42%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 430
MSI(1462 230A) 2GB
CLim: 730 MHz, MLim: 333 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
3.79% Terrible
Lighting 13.4
Reflection 13.5
Parallax 12.5
4% 13.1 fps
MRender 11.6
Gravity 13.4
Splatting 7.5
4% 10.8 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.79%
Great: 4%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
382GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 91 50 58 72 57 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
48.8% Average
Read 102
Write 103
Mixed 78.2
SusWrite 68.2
65% 87.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
120% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 48.8%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GB
1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
36.4% Below average
MC Read 15.9
MC Write 7.2
MC Mixed 13.8
35% 12.3 GB/s
SC Read 7.7
SC Write 6.6
SC Mixed 10.4
24% 8.23 GB/s
Latency 63.5
63% 63.5 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 36.4%
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 3,518 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $409
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