Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 44.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics46.3% 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 Drive33.6% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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 (78%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory8.7 GB free of 12 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140911
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 09:31
Run Duration344 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU 78%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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-8350-$115
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
44.8% Average
SC Int 25.8
SC Float 25.1
SC Mixed 35.6
23% 28.8 Pts
QC Int 292
QC Float 263
QC Mixed 286
64% 280 Pts
MC Int 180
MC Float 153
MC Mixed 168
25% 167 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 44.8%
Great: 65%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280-$185
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1505 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.9.1
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
46.3% Average
Lighting 148
Reflection 92.4
Parallax 195
51% 145 fps
MRender 69.2
Gravity 129
Splatting 99.7
43% 99.2 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 46.3%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
99GB free
Firmware: 583ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
33.6% Below average
Read 184
Write 141
Mixed 141
34% 155 MB/s
4K Read 15.1
4K Write 39
4K Mixed 8.89
55% 21 MB/s
DQ Read 18.9
DQ Write 56
DQ Mixed 10.2
16% 28.4 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 33.6%
Great: 78%
Seagate ST3160023AS 160GB-$24
116GB free
Firmware: 3.43 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
26.9% Poor
Read 44.3
Write 49.1
Mixed 24.9
29% 39.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.11
4K Mixed 0.34
78% 0.64 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 26.9%
Great: 32%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$55
115GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
77.7% Very good
Read 129
Write 142
Mixed 28.6
72% 99.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.69
4K Mixed 0.15
69% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 107%
DISK 8GB
3GB free, PID null
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
3.61% Terrible
Read 13.3
Write 5.25
Mixed 7.28
10% 8.61 MB/s
4K Read 2.19
4K Write 0.007
4K Mixed 0.005
8% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.61%
Great: 6%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3x4GB
3 of 4 slots used
12GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
45.5% Average
MC Read 19.7
MC Write 15.7
MC Mixed 14.8
48% 16.7 GB/s
SC Read 5.9
SC Write 8.2
SC Mixed 12.4
25% 8.83 GB/s
Latency 84.1
48% 84.1 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 61%
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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 6,514 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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