Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 42.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics37.6% 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 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.
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.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M LX PLUS  (all builds)
Memory5.8 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1862 x 1048 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20111130
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 04:10
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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 X4 B50
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
42.5% Average
SC Int 77.2
SC Float 46
SC Mixed 57.5
48% 60.2 Pts
QC Int 320
QC Float 189
QC Mixed 226
56% 245 Pts
MC Int 203
MC Float 160
MC Mixed 182
27% 182 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 42.5%
Great: 50%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti-$135
Zotac(19DA A454) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1923 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
37.6% Below average
Lighting 118
Reflection 79.6
Parallax 119
36% 106 fps
MRender 80.5
Gravity 113
Splatting 82.8
42% 92.1 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 37.6%
Great: 42%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$70
229GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
36.7% Below average
Read 65.4
Write 62.4
Mixed 22.7
37% 50.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 0.97
4K Mixed 0.16
55% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 36.7%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 12GB
null MHz
4096, 8192 MB
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
23.5% Poor
MC Read 8.8
MC Write 6.6
MC Mixed 7.1
21% 7.5 GB/s
SC Read 7.5
SC Write 6.2
SC Mixed 6.6
19% 6.77 GB/s
Latency 88.4
45% 88.4 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 23.5%
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 M5A78L-M LX PLUS Builds (Compare 714 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS - $95

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $270
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