Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation 28%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 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 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 37.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics49.5% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive37.6% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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 (70%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime4.1 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 16:04
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User ARG-User
Background CPU 70%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd 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-$60
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
37.2% Below average
SC Int 62.2
SC Float 61.3
SC Mixed 58.9
49% 60.8 Pts
QC Int 189
QC Float 202
QC Mixed 174
43% 188 Pts
MC Int 273
MC Float 230
MC Mixed 240
37% 248 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 37.2%
Great: 56%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380X-$226
CLim: 990 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
49.5% Average
Lighting 146
Reflection 134
Parallax 204
52% 161 fps
MRender 106
Gravity 136
Splatting 89
48% 110 fps
Poor: 42%
This bench: 49.5%
Great: 53%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 120GB-$61
40GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
37.6% Below average
Read 185
Write 122
Mixed 139
33% 148 MB/s
4K Read 22.4
4K Write 42
4K Mixed 11.7
71% 25.4 MB/s
DQ Read 27.8
DQ Write 65.5
DQ Mixed 11.7
19% 35 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 37.6%
Great: 64%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$35
86GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
56.6% Above average
Read 109
Write 88.5
Mixed 32.1
56% 76.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.47
4K Mixed 0.28
80% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 56.6%
Great: 70%
WD WD1600AABS-00PRA0 160GB
38GB free
Firmware: 05.06H05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
36.6% Below average
Read 61.2
Write 66.4
Mixed 32.4
39% 53.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.22
4K Write 1.03
4K Mixed 0.29
61% 0.51 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 36.6%
Great: 54%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
40.7% Average
MC Read 17.4
MC Write 11.8
MC Mixed 15.1
42% 14.8 GB/s
SC Read 8.1
SC Write 6.6
SC Mixed 9.1
23% 7.93 GB/s
Latency 80.8
50% 80.8 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 40.7%
Great: 80%
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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 10,860 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 24%
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation 28%

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $278
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