Asus M5A97 EVO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
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 44.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics15.4% 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 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 EVO  (all builds)
Memory6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20111207
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateFeb 28 '17 at 23:51
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User MEX-User
Background CPU 20%

 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 Phenom II X4 955-$140
AM3r2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
44.2% Average
SC Int 78.9
SC Float 47.4
SC Mixed 59
50% 61.8 Pts
QC Int 310
QC Float 184
QC Mixed 233
55% 242 Pts
MC Int 312
MC Float 189
MC Mixed 229
37% 243 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 44.2%
Great: 51%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 460-$203
EVGA(3842 1370) 1GB
CLim: 720 MHz, MLim: 900 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
15.4% Very poor
Lighting 46.4
Reflection 46.4
Parallax 14.3
11% 35.7 fps
MRender 45.5
Gravity 46.8
Splatting 41.5
19% 44.6 fps
Poor: 15%
This bench: 15.4%
Great: 19%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$37
266GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
55.9% Above average
Read 102
Write 92.7
Mixed 84.8
70% 93.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.36
87% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 55.9%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
35.4% Below average
MC Read 15.3
MC Write 7.7
MC Mixed 12.9
34% 12 GB/s
SC Read 8
SC Write 6.4
SC Mixed 9.6
23% 8 GB/s
Latency 64.3
62% 64.3 ns
Poor: 23%
This bench: 35.4%
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 EVO Builds (Compare 384 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 EVO - $69

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $660
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