Asus M5A97 PLUS

Performance Results

Gaming 19%
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 16%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 61.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics25.4% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 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.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A97 PLUS  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150724
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 16 '18 at 23:01
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8300-$168
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
61.7% Good
Memory 78.6
1-Core 63.6
2-Core 120
55% 87.5 Pts
4-Core 242
8-Core 399
41% 321 Pts
64-Core 402
27% 402 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 61.7%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 560-$240
Gigabyte(1458 22ED) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1287 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.3.4
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
25.4% Poor
Lighting 32
Reflection 31.1
Parallax 38.6
26% 33.9 fps
MRender 29.4
Gravity 30.3
Splatting 33.1
18% 30.9 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 25.4%
Great: 27%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk X400 256GB-$155
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X4140000 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
54.2% Above average
Read 404
Write 239
Mixed 229
64% 291 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 24.3
4K Mixed 14.6
64% 20.2 MB/s
DQ Read 116
DQ Write 69
DQ Mixed 39.3
44% 74.8 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 54.2%
Great: 98%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$27
513GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
90.6% Outstanding
Read 164
Write 152
Mixed 143
115% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1.02
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.33
108% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 90.6%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1866C10D3/8G Corsair CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 Corsair CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 16GB
1066, 1066, 1066 MHz
8192, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
40.2% Average
MC Read 15
MC Write 14.3
MC Mixed 13.2
40% 14.2 GB/s
SC Read 9
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 11.8
28% 9.77 GB/s
Latency 83.2
48% 83.2 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 40.2%
Great: 47%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A97 PLUS Builds (Compare 249 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 16%
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 13%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 PLUS

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $280
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