Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 45.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics25.7% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 10 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.
Very high background CPU (40%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 17:03
Run Duration85 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU 40%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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 965-$144
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
45.8% Average
SC Int 84.4
SC Float 50.3
SC Mixed 62.3
53% 65.7 Pts
QC Int 321
QC Float 192
QC Mixed 239
57% 250 Pts
MC Int 324
MC Float 194
MC Mixed 244
39% 254 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 45.8%
Great: 53%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 260X-$120
Asus(1043 04D3) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 16.150.2401.1002
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
25.7% Poor
Lighting 77.9
Reflection 76.2
Parallax 99.2
26% 84.4 fps
MRender 43.3
Gravity 69.7
Splatting 66
25% 59.7 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 25.7%
Great: 30%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$28
101GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
56.2% Above average
Read 98.2
Write 97.7
Mixed 79.6
69% 91.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.12
4K Mixed 0.37
83% 0.66 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 74%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
33.7% Below average
MC Read 14.3
MC Write 7.5
MC Mixed 12.7
33% 11.5 GB/s
SC Read 7.2
SC Write 6.4
SC Mixed 8.6
21% 7.4 GB/s
Latency 70.9
56% 70.9 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 33.7%
Great: 79%
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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 10,359 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: 55% - Above average Total price: $298
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