Asus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics20% 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 Drive37.3% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB 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 (45%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161118
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 08 '17 at 00:30
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 45%

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd 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 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
57% Above average
SC Int 81.7
SC Float 73.8
SC Mixed 74.8
61% 76.8 Pts
QC Int 292
QC Float 241
QC Mixed 282
62% 271 Pts
MC Int 498
MC Float 432
MC Mixed 492
71% 474 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 57%
Great: 65%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 550-$79
XFX(1682 9550) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1203 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.11.1
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
20% Poor
Lighting 49.8
Reflection 74.3
Parallax 65.2
17% 63.1 fps
MRender 54.6
Gravity 42.8
Splatting 66.9
22% 54.8 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 20%
Great: 23%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$75
170GB free
Firmware: Z33130RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
37.3% Below average
Read 216
Write 185
Mixed 146
40% 182 MB/s
4K Read 16.7
4K Write 47.5
4K Mixed 3.96
56% 22.7 MB/s
DQ Read 20.8
DQ Write 68.4
DQ Mixed 6.4
16% 31.9 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 37.3%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
27.9% Poor
MC Read 8.9
MC Write 9
MC Mixed 8.2
25% 8.7 GB/s
SC Read 9.1
SC Write 6.9
SC Mixed 9.3
24% 8.43 GB/s
Latency 70.8
56% 70.8 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 27.9%
Great: 76%
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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 PLUS/USB3 Builds (Compare 1,023 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $292
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