Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 39.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics65.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20111130
Uptime17.7 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 07:53
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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-4100-$110
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
39.3% Below average
SC Int 68.2
SC Float 62.2
SC Mixed 50.3
48% 60.2 Pts
QC Int 212
QC Float 184
QC Mixed 210
46% 202 Pts
MC Int 200
MC Float 184
MC Mixed 209
30% 198 Pts
Poor: 27%
This bench: 39.3%
Great: 47%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.24
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
65.3% Good
Lighting 203
Reflection 173
Parallax 192
62% 189 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 189
Splatting 132
68% 158 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 65.3%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 1.5TB (2009)-$170
257GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 41 41 45 49 51 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
29.4% Poor
Read 59.2
Write 58.2
Mixed 47.3
SusWrite 43
38% 51.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
135% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 29.4%
Great: 56%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
41.3% Average
MC Read 16.9
MC Write 11.3
MC Mixed 15.5
42% 14.6 GB/s
SC Read 8.6
SC Write 8.2
SC Mixed 12.3
28% 9.7 GB/s
Latency 78.1
51% 78.1 ns
Poor: 25%
This bench: 41.3%
Great: 61%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A78L-M/USB3 Builds (Compare 11,844 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $288
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