Asus M5A88-M

Performance Results

Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 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 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 44.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics42.7% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 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.
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 (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A88-M  (all builds)
Memory9.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121115
Uptime18 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 23:16
Run Duration388 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd 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 FX-8120
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
44.6% Average
SC Int 61
SC Float 61.7
SC Mixed 69.7
51% 64.1 Pts
QC Int 201
QC Float 194
QC Mixed 202
45% 199 Pts
MC Int 355
MC Float 323
MC Mixed 364
52% 347 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 44.6%
Great: 54%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
42.7% Average
Lighting 145
Reflection 116
Parallax 140
44% 134 fps
MRender 78
Gravity 124
Splatting 84.2
42% 95.5 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 42.7%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX200 250GB-$134
197GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
51.4% Above average
Read 282
Write 288
Mixed 176
55% 249 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 34.2
4K Mixed 14.6
69% 23.3 MB/s
DQ Read 27.1
DQ Write 63.6
DQ Mixed 15.5
20% 35.4 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 99%
WD Purple 3TB (2014)-$95
722GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
34.5% Below average
Read 110
Write 9.91
Mixed 18.1
34% 46.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 0.47
4K Mixed 0.14
49% 0.4 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 34.5%
Great: 81%
USB Flash Disk 8GB
4GB free, PID null
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
4.69% Terrible
Read 17.9
Write 4.1
Mixed 6.14
9% 9.38 MB/s
4K Read 5.04
4K Write 0.003
4K Mixed 0.002
19% 1.68 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4.69%
Great: 26%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16GB
null MHz
4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
31.8% Below average
MC Read 11.4
MC Write 10.7
MC Mixed 10.1
31% 10.7 GB/s
SC Read 7.9
SC Write 8
SC Mixed 9.2
24% 8.37 GB/s
Latency 83.3
48% 83.3 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 31.8%
Great: 52%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A88-M Builds (Compare 612 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
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Desktop 37%
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Workstation 25%

Motherboard: Asus M5A88-M

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $102
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