Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 51%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics22.2% 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 Drive66.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '18 at 18:40
Run Duration171 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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 Phenom II X4 955-$83
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
51% Above average
SC Int 88.4
SC Float 52.8
SC Mixed 67.4
56% 69.5 Pts
QC Int 352
QC Float 218
QC Mixed 269
64% 280 Pts
MC Int 353
MC Float 218
MC Mixed 267
42% 279 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 51%
Great: 50%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 650 Ti Boost-$140
EVGA(3842 3658) 2GB
CLim: 1293 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing below potential (17th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (58 fps cap detected)
22.2% Poor
Lighting 60.8
Reflection 52.7
Parallax 60.8
19% 58.1 fps
MRender 59.3
Gravity 60.8
Splatting 55.3
25% 58.5 fps
Poor: 22%
This bench: 22.2%
Great: 26%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Mushkin Reactor 256GB-$114
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: O1026A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
66.6% Good
Read 358
Write 296
Mixed 271
68% 308 MB/s
4K Read 18.6
4K Write 59
4K Mixed 24
90% 33.8 MB/s
DQ Read 170
DQ Write 122
DQ Mixed 67
72% 120 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 66.6%
Great: 95%
Adata S102 Pro USB 3.0 16GB-$8
14GB free, PID 312b
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
8.69% Terrible
Read 26.2
Write 13.9
Mixed 10.9
19% 17 MB/s
4K Read 4.37
4K Write 0.27
4K Mixed 0.009
26% 1.55 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 8.69%
Great: 26%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16GB
null MHz
4096, 4096, 8192 MB
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
33.8% Below average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 7.6
MC Mixed 12.1
33% 11.4 GB/s
SC Read 7
SC Write 6.7
SC Mixed 8.5
21% 7.4 GB/s
Latency 65.5
61% 65.5 ns
Poor: 25%
This bench: 33.8%
Great: 55%
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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/USB3 Builds (Compare 11,865 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $288
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