Asus M5A88-M

Performance Results

Gaming 28%
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation 26%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (13th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 87 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 a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 34%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics38.7% 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 Drive39% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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.
Very high background CPU (39%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A88-M  (all builds)
Memory9.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121115
Uptime3.3 Days
Run DateJan 09 '18 at 19:54
Run Duration178 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 39%

 PC Performing way below expectations (13th 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-4170 Quad-Core-$197
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
34% Below average
SC Int 46.4
SC Float 41.8
SC Mixed 45.4
36% 44.5 Pts
QC Int 144
QC Float 151
QC Mixed 173
35% 156 Pts
MC Int 205
MC Float 185
MC Mixed 233
31% 208 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 34%
Great: 53%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
MSI(1462 2775) 3GB
CLim: 1020 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.12.2
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
38.7% Below average
Lighting 117
Reflection 72.8
Parallax 158
41% 116 fps
MRender 57.7
Gravity 117
Splatting 81.9
37% 85.4 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 38.7%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Agility 3 240GB-$199
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.22 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
39% Below average
Read 195
Write 157
Mixed 137
36% 163 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 41.1
4K Mixed 7.65
60% 22.4 MB/s
DQ Read 118
DQ Write 89.1
DQ Mixed 7.97
32% 71.9 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 39%
Great: 67%
WD Blue 320GB (2007)-$19
67GB free
Firmware: 12.01B02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
30.1% Below average
Read 52.2
Write 52.3
Mixed 54.5
40% 53 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.5
116% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 30.1%
Great: 59%
Maxtor STM3320820AS 320GB
7GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
23.9% Poor
Read 42.3
Write 40.8
Mixed 39.3
31% 40.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.22
4K Mixed 0.4
92% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 23.9%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
38.1% Below average
MC Read 14
MC Write 12.3
MC Mixed 14.6
39% 13.6 GB/s
SC Read 6.7
SC Write 7.4
SC Mixed 10.4
23% 8.17 GB/s
Latency 85.2
47% 85.2 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 38.1%
Great: 84%
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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 746 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 38%
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Workstation 25%

Motherboard: Asus M5A88-M

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $119
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