Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 44.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics32.6% 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.
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 (42%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory6.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime6.3 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 04:23
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 42%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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-6300-$80
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
44.8% Average
SC Int 69.7
SC Float 59.6
SC Mixed 65.7
52% 65 Pts
QC Int 227
QC Float 196
QC Mixed 221
49% 215 Pts
MC Int 280
MC Float 243
MC Mixed 273
40% 265 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 44.8%
Great: 57%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$120
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 381.65
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
32.6% Below average
Lighting 99.9
Reflection 63.4
Parallax 95.6
30% 86.3 fps
MRender 73.3
Gravity 94
Splatting 72.2
34% 79.8 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 32.6%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
285GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
78% Very good
Read 127
Write 145
Mixed 131
101% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.14
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.19
115% 1.28 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 78%
Great: 106%
WD Blue 160GB (2007)-$16
141GB free
Firmware: 03.03E03 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
57.3% Above average
Read 100
Write 99
Mixed 59.8
64% 86.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.88
4K Mixed 0.34
98% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
45.4% Average
MC Read 19
MC Write 12.5
MC Mixed 18
47% 16.5 GB/s
SC Read 8.8
SC Write 7.8
SC Mixed 10.7
26% 9.1 GB/s
Latency 76.7
52% 76.7 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 45.4%
Great: 83%
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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 7,876 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: 55% - Above average Total price: $308
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