Asus M5A87

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 25%
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation 29%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 47.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics24.9% 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 Drive61% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 8 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
16 months ago, 5 months ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A87  (all builds)
Memory5.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20110419
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 01 '16 at 20:08
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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 Phenom II X6 1100T-$340
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
47.7% Average
SC Int 83.8
SC Float 49.9
SC Mixed 61.4
52% 65 Pts
QC Int 326
QC Float 194
QC Mixed 243
58% 254 Pts
MC Int 470
MC Float 284
MC Mixed 360
56% 372 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 47.7%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
Asus(1043 8422) 2GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver.
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
24.9% Poor
Lighting 46.9
Reflection 62.3
Parallax 97.2
20% 68.8 fps
MRender 71
Gravity 71.6
Splatting 57.7
28% 66.8 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 24.9%
Great: 31%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ ARC 100 480GB-$206
99GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
61% Good
Read 329
Write 286
Mixed 140
56% 252 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 61.3
4K Mixed 18.7
93% 34.8 MB/s
DQ Read 25.9
DQ Write 92.1
DQ Mixed 19.3
26% 45.8 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 61%
Great: 100%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
35.1% Below average
MC Read 15.6
MC Write 6.9
MC Mixed 13.3
34% 11.9 GB/s
SC Read 7.5
SC Write 6.6
SC Mixed 9.9
23% 8 GB/s
Latency 68.2
59% 68.2 ns
Poor: 15%
This bench: 35.1%
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 408 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: 77% - Very good Total price: $530
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