Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
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 49.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics66.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive56.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory7.4 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121114
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 03:05
Run Duration162 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 955-$140
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
49.1% Average
SC Int 87.9
SC Float 53
SC Mixed 66
55% 69 Pts
QC Int 341
QC Float 205
QC Mixed 258
61% 268 Pts
MC Int 333
MC Float 208
MC Mixed 257
40% 266 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 51%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics
Asus(1043 8388) 256MB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.9001
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
0.56% Terrible
Lighting 1.5
Reflection 3
Parallax 0.9
0% 1.8 fps
MRender 1.7
Gravity 1
Splatting 2.6
1% 1.77 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.56%
Great: 1%
Nvidia GTX 970-$350
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
66.8% Good
Lighting 208
Reflection 178
Parallax 215
65% 200 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 192
Splatting 125
68% 157 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 66.8%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk X110 128GB-$110
114GB free
Firmware: X231600 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port
57% Above average
Read 239
Write 231
Mixed 231
52% 234 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 51.8
4K Mixed 20.4
91% 32.2 MB/s
DQ Read 140
DQ Write 134
DQ Mixed 14
44% 95.9 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 57%
Great: 78%
SanDisk X110 128GB-$110
91GB free
Firmware: X231600 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port
56.4% Above average
Read 242
Write 231
Mixed 231
52% 235 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 51.2
4K Mixed 19.2
88% 31.5 MB/s
DQ Read 142
DQ Write 136
DQ Mixed 36.4
56% 105 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 56.4%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 12GB
null MHz
2048, 2048, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
32.3% Below average
MC Read 14
MC Write 7.4
MC Mixed 11.5
31% 11 GB/s
SC Read 6.8
SC Write 6.4
SC Mixed 8.8
21% 7.33 GB/s
Latency 73.1
55% 73.1 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 32.3%
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/USB3 Builds (Compare 7,829 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $307
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