Asus M5A87

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 48.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Boot Drive63.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A87  (all builds)
Memory8.5 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130501
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateJan 16 '20 at 21:31
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (58th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8350-$130
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
48.6% Average
1-Core 75.6
2-Core 140
51% 108 Pts
4-Core 262
8-Core 477
46% 369 Pts
64-Core 483
32% 483 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 48.6%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 670-$435
Gigabyte(1458 3542) 2GB
CLim: 1267 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 441.41
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 108
Reflection 88.5
Parallax 138
28% 111 fps
Gravity 128
Splatting 79.4
43% 104 fps
Poor: 30% Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$51
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 265 271 278 286 288 286 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
63.2% Good
Read 292
Write 359
Mixed 282
SusWrite 279
68% 303 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 41.7
4K Mixed 31.7
104% 33.4 MB/s
DQ Read 33.5
DQ Write 59
DQ Mixed 41.8
33% 44.8 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 124%
WD WD5002AALX-00J37A0 500GB
422GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 134 135 135 135 135 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
73.1% Very good
Read 121
Write 125
Mixed 87
SusWrite 134
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 73%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 12GB
null MHz
2048, 2048, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
42.6% Average
MC Read 16
MC Write 14.7
MC Mixed 13.9
42% 14.9 GB/s
SC Read 9.8
SC Write 9
SC Mixed 12.2
30% 10.3 GB/s
Latency 71
56% 71 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 42.6%
Great: 51%
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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 935 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A87

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $336
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