Asus M5A78L-M LX3

Performance Results

Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation 22%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 58%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics2.3% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive31.1% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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 7 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M LX3  (all builds)
Memory2.4 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160505
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 19:52
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
58% Above average
SC Int 84.6
SC Float 72.2
SC Mixed 77.9
63% 78.2 Pts
QC Int 302
QC Float 256
QC Mixed 283
64% 280 Pts
MC Int 508
MC Float 437
MC Mixed 497
72% 481 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 58%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 420
Asus(1043 8450) 2GB
CLim: 700 MHz, MLim: 275 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
2.3% Terrible
Lighting 6.9
Reflection 6.7
Parallax 5.5
2% 6.37 fps
MRender 6.2
Gravity 6.3
Splatting 5.5
3% 6 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.3%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$59
67GB free
Firmware: Z32080RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
31.1% Below average
Read 210
Write 34.9
Mixed 107
26% 117 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 35.7
4K Mixed 4.72
55% 20.1 MB/s
DQ Read 130
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 3.48
34% 80.4 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 31.1%
Great: 76%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$28
395GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
67.5% Good
Read 115
Write 120
Mixed 98.6
83% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.75
4K Mixed 0.41
108% 0.96 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1x4GB
1 of 2 slots used
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
26.2% Poor
MC Read 9.5
MC Write 8.2
MC Mixed 6.5
23% 8.07 GB/s
SC Read 8.7
SC Write 6.6
SC Mixed 7.8
22% 7.7 GB/s
Latency 69.3
58% 69.3 ns
Poor: 13%
This bench: 26.2%
Great: 36%
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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 3,359 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation 28%

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX3 - $56

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $336
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