Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 40.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics0.56% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive31.3% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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.
Very high background CPU (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M LX PLUS  (all builds)
Memory5.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140911
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 04:23
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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-4100-$110
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
40.6% Average
SC Int 51.8
SC Float 57.4
SC Mixed 55
44% 54.7 Pts
QC Int 175
QC Float 187
QC Mixed 213
43% 192 Pts
MC Int 216
MC Float 182
MC Mixed 209
30% 202 Pts
Poor: 28%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 47%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics
Asus(1043 8388) 256MB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.9001
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
0.56% Terrible
Lighting 1.5
Reflection 2.8
Parallax 0.4
0% 1.57 fps
MRender 1.7
Gravity 1.1
Splatting 2.7
1% 1.83 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.56%
Great: 1%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel X25-M 80GB
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2CV102HD Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
31.3% Below average
Read 212
Write 84.6
Mixed 121
30% 139 MB/s
4K Read 18.1
4K Write 43.1
4K Mixed 5.89
58% 22.4 MB/s
DQ Read 18.9
DQ Write 40
DQ Mixed 5.62
11% 21.5 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 31.3%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
42.3% Average
MC Read 17.1
MC Write 12.4
MC Mixed 15.8
43% 15.1 GB/s
SC Read 8
SC Write 8
SC Mixed 11
26% 9 GB/s
Latency 74.9
53% 74.9 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 42.3%
Great: 61%
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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 LX PLUS Builds (Compare 1,665 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS - $72

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $211
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