Asus M5A78L

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 46.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics13% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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).
MotherboardAsus M5A78L  (all builds)
Memory6 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130427
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 14 '18 at 13:48
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-8120
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
46.4% Average
SC Int 75
SC Float 69.6
SC Mixed 72.3
58% 72.3 Pts
QC Int 213
QC Float 199
QC Mixed 213
47% 208 Pts
MC Int 376
MC Float 337
MC Mixed 363
54% 359 Pts
Poor: 35%
This bench: 46.4%
Great: 56%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 5770
XFX(1682 2990) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1151.1008
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
13% Very poor
Lighting 46.4
Reflection 29.7
Parallax 42.3
14% 39.5 fps
MRender 22.5
Gravity 34.5
Splatting 30
12% 29 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 13%
Great: 13%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 500GB (2012)
443GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
62.1% Good
Read 107
Write 109
Mixed 105
81% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.24
100% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
31.2% Below average
MC Read 11.1
MC Write 10.4
MC Mixed 8.7
29% 10.1 GB/s
SC Read 9.1
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 9.6
26% 9.17 GB/s
Latency 72.4
55% 72.4 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 31.2%
Great: 45%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical M5A78L Builds (Compare 173 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 31% - Below average Total price: $415
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