Asus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 46.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics29.3% 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.
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.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3  (all builds)
Memory3.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170814
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 00:00
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-6300-$85
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
46.6% Average
SC Int 79.7
SC Float 69.5
SC Mixed 70.4
59% 73.2 Pts
QC Int 237
QC Float 212
QC Mixed 224
51% 224 Pts
MC Int 311
MC Float 259
MC Mixed 310
44% 293 Pts
Poor: 37%
This bench: 46.6%
Great: 56%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon RX 560
XFX(1682 956D) 2GB
CLim: 1196 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
29.3% Poor
Lighting 81
Reflection 77.6
Parallax 108
28% 88.8 fps
MRender 62.8
Gravity 75
Splatting 78.4
30% 72.1 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 29.3%
Great: 30%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$48
623GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
84.1% Excellent
Read 152
Write 141
Mixed 144
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 1.91
4K Mixed 0.24
94% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
27.6% Poor
MC Read 8.4
MC Write 9.4
MC Mixed 9
26% 8.93 GB/s
SC Read 7.5
SC Write 7.1
SC Mixed 7.7
21% 7.43 GB/s
Latency 76
53% 76 ns
Poor: 19%
This bench: 27.6%
Great: 44%
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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 1,558 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: $300
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