Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 49.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics7.7% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140911
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 16:05
Run Duration152 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$78
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
49.4% Average
SC Int 72.8
SC Float 65
SC Mixed 74.5
57% 70.8 Pts
QC Int 252
QC Float 217
QC Mixed 237
53% 235 Pts
MC Int 326
MC Float 286
MC Mixed 327
47% 313 Pts
Poor: 37%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 58%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 240
Asus(1043 048B) 2GB
CLim: 780 MHz, MLim: 900 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.4.4
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
7.7% Terrible
Lighting 22.3
Reflection 22.9
Parallax 29.4
8% 24.9 fps
MRender 16.6
Gravity 19
Splatting 19.6
8% 18.4 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 7.7%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Expansion Desk 2TB
331GB free
Firmware: 9401
4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
94.3% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 154
Mixed 154
121% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.21
71% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 94.3%
Great: 104%
Maxtor STM3160815AS 160GB
149GB free
Firmware: 4.AAB Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
40.1% Average
Read 69.2
Write 70.1
Mixed 25.4
40% 54.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.35
96% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 40.1%
Great: 42%
WD WD5000AVVS-63H0B1 500GB
146GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
35.2% Below average
Read 65.1
Write 57.7
Mixed 33.4
38% 52.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.14
4K Write 0.66
4K Mixed 0.29
50% 0.36 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 35.2%
Great: 52%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
43.5% Average
MC Read 17.3
MC Write 13.5
MC Mixed 15.2
44% 15.3 GB/s
SC Read 9.8
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 12.1
29% 10.1 GB/s
Latency 72.7
55% 72.7 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 43.5%
Great: 96%
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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 6,558 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: $306
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