Asus M5A78L

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 27%
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
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 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 48.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics28.1% 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 Drive39.5% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory9GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 9GB 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 (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A78L  (all builds)
Memory6.4 GB free of 9 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1768 x 992 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110815
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 08:21
Run Duration526 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 22%

 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 Phenom II X6 1100T-$340
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
48.6% Average
SC Int 87.3
SC Float 52.4
SC Mixed 67.7
55% 69.1 Pts
QC Int 324
QC Float 194
QC Mixed 240
58% 253 Pts
MC Int 460
MC Float 286
MC Mixed 354
56% 367 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 48.6%
Great: 56%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
Zotac(19DA 1281) 2GB
CLim: 1202 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
28.1% Poor
Lighting 72.9
Reflection 60.1
Parallax 96.7
25% 76.6 fps
MRender 68.7
Gravity 85.1
Splatting 55.6
30% 69.8 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 28.1%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$42
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z33130RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below potential (11th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
39.5% Below average
Read 213
Write 187
Mixed 152
41% 184 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 50.3
4K Mixed 4.5
62% 24.9 MB/s
DQ Read 26.3
DQ Write 74
DQ Mixed 5.82
17% 35.4 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 39.5%
Great: 74%
UDISK PDU01_1G 84I2.0 1GB
0GB free, PID 0163
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
3.4% Terrible
Read 14
Write 2.22
Mixed 1.32
5% 5.85 MB/s
4K Read 3.45
4K Write 0.02
4K Mixed 0.03
14% 1.17 MB/s
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 9GB
null MHz
4096, 1024, 4096 MB
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
25.8% Poor
MC Read 9.7
MC Write 6.8
MC Mixed 8.2
24% 8.23 GB/s
SC Read 6.6
SC Write 6.2
SC Mixed 7.2
19% 6.67 GB/s
Latency 73.3
54% 73.3 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 25.8%
Great: 55%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical M5A78L Builds (Compare 250 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation 26%

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $365
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