Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 58.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics30.4% 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.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory8.1 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 09 '18 at 10:08
Run Duration188 Seconds
Run User BLR-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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-8350-$87
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
58.1% Above average
SC Int 71.4
SC Float 70.5
SC Mixed 76.2
58% 72.7 Pts
QC Int 294
QC Float 253
QC Mixed 289
63% 279 Pts
MC Int 503
MC Float 430
MC Mixed 484
71% 473 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
Asus(1043 843B) 2GB
CLim: 1241 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
30.4% Below average
Lighting 79.2
Reflection 65.1
Parallax 106
27% 83.3 fps
MRender 72.4
Gravity 92.2
Splatting 60.2
32% 74.9 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 30.4%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Constellation ES.3 1TB-$54
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SN03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
73.5% Very good
Read 141
Write 115
Mixed 109
91% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 0.76
4K Mixed 0.4
72% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 100%
Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB-$10
29GB free, PID 312b
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
10.6% Very poor
Read 24.8
Write 24.6
Mixed 5.81
22% 18.4 MB/s
4K Read 4.25
4K Write 0.21
4K Mixed 0.21
30% 1.56 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 10.6%
Great: 31%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 24GB
null MHz
8192, 8192, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
48.4% Average
MC Read 20.7
MC Write 14.4
MC Mixed 17.4
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 10.2
SC Write 8
SC Mixed 12
29% 10.1 GB/s
Latency 71.5
56% 71.5 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 48.4%
Great: 65%
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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 11,912 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $288
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