Asus M5A78L-M LX

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 35.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics7.51% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 9 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M LX  (all builds)
Memory5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20121114
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 03:07
Run Duration178 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 10
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
35.3% Below average
SC Int 63.5
SC Float 38.7
SC Mixed 48.2
40% 50.1 Pts
QC Int 249
QC Float 148
QC Mixed 183
44% 194 Pts
MC Int 250
MC Float 155
MC Mixed 194
30% 200 Pts
Poor: 30%
This bench: 35.3%
Great: 46%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 240
XFX(1682 7240) 2GB
CLim: 780 MHz, MLim: 800 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.3.4
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
7.51% Terrible
Lighting 22.1
Reflection 23.2
Parallax 29.2
8% 24.8 fps
MRender 15.2
Gravity 19
Splatting 18.7
7% 17.6 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 7.51%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$60
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
74.4% Very good
Read 131
Write 128
Mixed 85.5
86% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 2.37
4K Mixed 0.28
107% 1.14 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 87%
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB-$59
419GB free
Firmware: 0002BSM1 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
31.6% Below average
Read 56.8
Write 53.4
Mixed 18.7
31% 43 MB/s
4K Read 0.21
4K Write 0.27
4K Mixed 0.21
37% 0.23 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 31.6%
Great: 43%
WD Elements 2TB
2TB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
16% Very poor
Read 28.9
Write 27
Mixed 22.4
33% 26.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.24
74% 0.96 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 16%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
33.8% Below average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 7.8
MC Mixed 12.5
33% 11.6 GB/s
SC Read 7.2
SC Write 6.4
SC Mixed 8.8
21% 7.47 GB/s
Latency 73.7
54% 73.7 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 33.8%
Great: 58%
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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 Builds (Compare 1,313 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX - $72

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $247
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