Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 48.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics23.4% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory5.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1152 x 864 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 16:54
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
48.6% Average
SC Int 78.5
SC Float 68
SC Mixed 72.6
58% 73 Pts
QC Int 242
QC Float 211
QC Mixed 234
52% 229 Pts
MC Int 334
MC Float 272
MC Mixed 326
47% 310 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 48.6%
Great: 56%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750 Ti-$110
CLim: 1346 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
23.4% Poor
Lighting 70.2
Reflection 46.9
Parallax 68.5
22% 61.9 fps
MRender 56.2
Gravity 72.7
Splatting 41.4
25% 56.8 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 23.4%
Great: 25%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$28
462GB free
Firmware: HP35 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
64.1% Good
Read 102
Write 121
Mixed 84.2
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.94
4K Mixed 0.55
128% 1.08 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 64.1%
Great: 70%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$28
53GB free
Firmware: HP35 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
41.1% Average
Read 80.3
Write 63
Mixed 41.5
46% 61.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.28
4K Write 1.47
4K Mixed 0.39
82% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
44.1% Average
MC Read 19.3
MC Write 13
MC Mixed 14.6
45% 15.6 GB/s
SC Read 9.5
SC Write 7.8
SC Mixed 10.8
27% 9.37 GB/s
Latency 67.3
59% 67.3 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 44.1%
Great: 62%
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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 10,809 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

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