Asus M5A97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 60%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics54.4% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive86.4% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A97  (all builds)
Memory6.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 0 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121025
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateApr 20 '20 at 09:46
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-9590-$218
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
60% Above average
Memory 74.5
1-Core 83.2
2-Core 156
63% 104 Pts
4-Core 246
8-Core 450
43% 348 Pts
64-Core 469
32% 469 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 60%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$267
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 445.87
Performing below potential (24th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
54.4% Above average
Lighting 212
Reflection 184
Parallax 205
56% 200 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 199
Splatting 159
55% 166 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 54.4%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$50
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 332 349 350 352 359 360 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
86.4% Excellent
Read 436
Write 238
Mixed 307
SusWrite 350
75% 333 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 72.8
4K Mixed 34.5
125% 45 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 156
130% 188 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 127%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$55
970GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 186 191 179 180 171 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 183
Write 202
Mixed 119
SusWrite 181
126% 171 MB/s
4K Read 7
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
371% 2.77 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 105%
Great: 110%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 184 186 187 186 187 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 196
Write 132
Mixed 86.3
SusWrite 185
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 109%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16GB
0, 0, 0, 0 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
20.9% Poor
MC Read 6.6
MC Write 6.7
MC Mixed 6.5
19% 6.6 GB/s
SC Read 5.6
SC Write 5.7
SC Mixed 6
16% 5.77 GB/s
Latency 91.4
44% 91.4 ns
Poor: 25%
This bench: 20.9%
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 4,141 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $699
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