Asus M5A97 PLUS

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 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 below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 39.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics54.8% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 Drive54.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Very high background CPU (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 PLUS  (all builds)
Memory8.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150724
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateJul 07 '19 at 13:11
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU 35%

 PC Performing below expectations (25th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8300-$130
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
39.3% Below average
1-Core 62.3
2-Core 109
41% 85.4 Pts
4-Core 211
8-Core 303
33% 257 Pts
64-Core 287
19% 287 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 39.3%
Great: 51%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$325
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Relative performance (0th percentile)
54.8% Above average
Lighting 197
Reflection 240
Parallax 279
55% 239 fps
MRender 195
Gravity 208
Splatting 108
55% 170 fps
Poor: 75%
This bench: 54.8%
Great: 91%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk X400 256GB-$120
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X4140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 178 176 171 169 165 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
54.2% Above average
Read 385
Write 225
Mixed 246
SusWrite 174
57% 257 MB/s
4K Read 17.9
4K Write 25.6
4K Mixed 19
65% 20.8 MB/s
DQ Read 191
DQ Write 169
DQ Mixed 185
137% 182 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 54.2%
Great: 99%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$30
365GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 147 149 149 150 147 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
82.1% Excellent
Read 138
Write 141
Mixed 66
SusWrite 148
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
147% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1866C10D3/8G Corsair CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 Corsair CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 16GB
1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
8192, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
34.3% Below average
MC Read 12.8
MC Write 11.5
MC Mixed 11.5
34% 11.9 GB/s
SC Read 7.1
SC Write 7.8
SC Mixed 9.7
23% 8.2 GB/s
Latency 85.1
47% 85.1 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 34.3%
Great: 47%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical M5A97 PLUS Builds (Compare 892 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 PLUS

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $343
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