Asus M5A87

Performance Results

Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 50.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics36.9% 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 Drive42.5% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Very high background CPU (44%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A87  (all builds)
Memory5.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130501
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 03:18
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 44%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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-8320-$106
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
50.8% Above average
SC Int 72.6
SC Float 68.2
SC Mixed 70.6
56% 70.5 Pts
QC Int 255
QC Float 224
QC Mixed 246
55% 242 Pts
MC Int 390
MC Float 335
MC Mixed 420
57% 381 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 50.8%
Great: 60%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
MSI(1462 3030) 2GB
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.3.3
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
36.9% Below average
Lighting 115
Reflection 89.1
Parallax 145
39% 116 fps
MRender 64.3
Gravity 96.3
Splatting 91.6
36% 84.1 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 36.9%
Great: 39%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 120GB-$61
36GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
42.5% Average
Read 317
Write 113
Mixed 156
43% 195 MB/s
4K Read 17.1
4K Write 58.4
4K Mixed 10.4
70% 28.6 MB/s
DQ Read 27.8
DQ Write 88.5
DQ Mixed 9.07
21% 41.8 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 42.5%
Great: 64%
Samsung Spinpoint F2 1TB-$56
751GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
49.4% Average
Read 81.2
Write 90.8
Mixed 89.6
66% 87.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 1.42
4K Mixed 0.3
75% 0.69 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
37.2% Below average
MC Read 14.1
MC Write 13
MC Mixed 11.6
37% 12.9 GB/s
SC Read 7.9
SC Write 9
SC Mixed 11
27% 9.3 GB/s
Latency 80.9
49% 80.9 ns
Poor: 15%
This bench: 37.2%
Great: 45%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A87 Builds (Compare 446 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 48%
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation 27%

Motherboard: Asus M5A87

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $499
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