Asus M5A78L-M LX

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 57.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics67.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M LX  (all builds)
Memory5.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display5760 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131105
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 16:20
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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-8300-$101
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
57.7% Above average
SC Int 85.1
SC Float 72.7
SC Mixed 79
63% 78.9 Pts
QC Int 299
QC Float 253
QC Mixed 280
63% 277 Pts
MC Int 497
MC Float 441
MC Mixed 487
71% 475 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 57.7%
Great: 61%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$200
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
67.7% Good
Lighting 206
Reflection 177
Parallax 203
63% 195 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 198
Splatting 152
71% 165 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 500GB (2009)-$25
111GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
36.3% Below average
Read 73.1
Write 53.2
Mixed 26.8
38% 51 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.31
4K Mixed 0.26
70% 0.65 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 36.3%
Great: 55%
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 500GB-$46
95GB free
Firmware: 0006HPM1 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
29.7% Poor
Read 51.5
Write 51.8
Mixed 50
38% 51.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.41
91% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 29.7%
Great: 55%
Hitachi HTS725025A9A364 250GB-$81
45GB free
Firmware: PC2OC70E Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
38% Below average
Read 65.8
Write 66.4
Mixed 10.3
34% 47.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.21
4K Mixed 0.4
91% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 38%
Great: 56%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
45.3% Average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 15.1
MC Mixed 15.4
46% 16 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 11.9
29% 10.2 GB/s
Latency 68.4
58% 68.4 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 45.3%
Great: 60%
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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 LX Builds (Compare 943 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 37%
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Workstation
Workstation 23%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX - $95

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $255
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