Asus M5A78L-M LX3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 28.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics2.22% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (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.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M LX3  (all builds)
Memory2.3 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20130117
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 06:42
Run Duration102 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 Athlon II X2 270-$72
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
28.5% Poor
SC Int 78.9
SC Float 48.4
SC Mixed 60.3
50% 62.5 Pts
QC Int 154
QC Float 93
QC Mixed 114
27% 120 Pts
MC Int 159
MC Float 95.9
MC Mixed 120
19% 125 Pts
Poor: 18%
This bench: 28.5%
Great: 31%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 610
Gigabyte(1458 3611) 1GB
CLim: 810 MHz, MLim: 333 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 376.33
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
2.22% Terrible
Lighting 7.2
Reflection 7.5
Parallax 2.1
2% 5.6 fps
MRender 6.3
Gravity 7.1
Splatting 5
3% 6.13 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.22%
Great: 2%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 500GB-$41
180GB free
Firmware: 0006HPM1 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
36.3% Below average
Read 63.5
Write 63.3
Mixed 25.9
37% 50.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.07
4K Write 0.18
4K Mixed 0.08
16% 0.11 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 36.3%
Great: 55%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
4GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
27.5% Poor
MC Read 11.5
MC Write 6.8
MC Mixed 9.4
26% 9.23 GB/s
SC Read 6.9
SC Write 5.2
SC Mixed 7
18% 6.37 GB/s
Latency 80.9
49% 80.9 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 27.5%
Great: 44%
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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 LX3 Builds (Compare 2,179 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX3 - $56

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $321
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