Asus M5A88-M

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 1%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 1%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 53.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics0.41% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 (73%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A88-M  (all builds)
Memory4.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130501
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 03 '20 at 23:57
Run Duration183 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 73%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Phenom II X4 965-$144
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
53.6% Above average
Memory 76.5
1-Core 55.6
2-Core 118
52% 83.4 Pts
4-Core 177
8-Core 199
25% 188 Pts
64-Core 198
13% 198 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 66%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI Radeon HD 4250
Asus(1043 843E) 256MB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.9001
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
0.41% Terrible
Lighting 0.7
Reflection 0.8
Parallax 0.9
1% 0.8 fps
MRender 0.7
Gravity 0.2
Splatting 0.4
0% 0.43 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.41%
Great: 2%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
331GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 137 130 126 131 134 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Read 136
Write 166
Mixed 150
SusWrite 134
33% 146 MB/s
4K Read 8.5
4K Write 31.4
4K Mixed 15.6
50% 18.5 MB/s
DQ Read 24.7
DQ Write 79.4
DQ Mixed 30.5
30% 44.9 MB/s
Poor: 93% Great: 94%
Crucial_CT525MX300SSD1 500GB
310GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 95 89 87 88 90 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - drive id incomplete or inconclusive
Read 189
Write 236
Mixed 162
SusWrite 91.7
38% 170 MB/s
4K Read 10.1
4K Write 21.7
4K Mixed 13.3
44% 15 MB/s
DQ Read 38.9
DQ Write 76.7
DQ Mixed 51.9
41% 55.8 MB/s
Poor: 70% Great: 98%
Seagate NAS HDD 4TB-$199
3.5TB free
Firmware: SC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 135 133 127 126 130 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
83.8% Excellent
Read 160
Write 169
Mixed 60.7
SusWrite 132
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 83.8%
Great: 98%
Seagate NAS HDD 4TB-$199
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 93 91 87 87 92 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
67.1% Good
Read 142
Write 144
Mixed 67.1
SusWrite 91.5
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
30.8% Below average
MC Read 14.3
MC Write 6.9
MC Mixed 11.8
31% 11 GB/s
SC Read 4.6
SC Write 5
SC Mixed 6.8
16% 5.47 GB/s
Latency 87.3
46% 87.3 ns
Poor: 14%
This bench: 30.8%
Great: 42%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A88-M Builds (Compare 709 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus M5A88-M

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