Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 34.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics18.6% 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 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.
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 (57%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140911
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 23:59
Run Duration306 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 57%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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-4300-$65
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
34.9% Below average
SC Int 64.1
SC Float 60.1
SC Mixed 64
50% 62.7 Pts
QC Int 154
QC Float 144
QC Mixed 151
34% 150 Pts
MC Int 236
MC Float 182
MC Mixed 197
31% 205 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 34.9%
Great: 51%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750-$120
Nvidia(10DE 1381) 2GB
CLim: 1293 MHz, MLim: 1252 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
18.6% Very poor
Lighting 56.1
Reflection 39.1
Parallax 51.6
17% 48.9 fps
MRender 46.6
Gravity 55.1
Splatting 36.7
20% 46.1 fps
Poor: 17%
This bench: 18.6%
Great: 22%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST3500312CS 500GB-$21
463GB free
Firmware: CA12 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
60.2% Good
Read 101
Write 109
Mixed 99.4
78% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.74
4K Mixed 0.45
106% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 60.2%
Great: 60%
Toshiba DT01ACA050 500GB-$35
412GB free
Firmware: MS1OA7C0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
92.6% Outstanding
Read 170
Write 153
Mixed 157
121% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.16
70% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 92.6%
Great: 100%
SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB
15GB free, PID 5567
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
10.4% Very poor
Read 26.1
Write 6.91
Mixed 11
15% 14.7 MB/s
4K Read 2.98
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.96
93% 1.79 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 10.4%
Great: 14%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16GB
null MHz
2048, 4096, 2048, 8192 MB
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
27.3% Poor
MC Read 8.8
MC Write 9.6
MC Mixed 9.6
27% 9.33 GB/s
SC Read 6.5
SC Write 6.5
SC Mixed 6.5
19% 6.5 GB/s
Latency 95.1
42% 95.1 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 27.3%
Great: 53%
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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 8,569 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $296
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