Asus M5A78L-M LX3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 44.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics12% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (51%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 days ago, 4 days ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M LX3  (all builds)
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130419
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 14:04
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU 51%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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-$60
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
44.5% Average
SC Int 68.4
SC Float 58.2
SC Mixed 61.9
50% 62.8 Pts
QC Int 228
QC Float 204
QC Mixed 222
49% 218 Pts
MC Int 292
MC Float 274
MC Mixed 308
44% 291 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 44.5%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 650-$112
Asus(1043 8439) 1GB
CLim: 1071 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
12% Very poor
Lighting 31.3
Reflection 24.6
Parallax 37.4
10% 31.1 fps
MRender 28.3
Gravity 35.4
Splatting 30
13% 31.2 fps
Poor: 11%
This bench: 12%
Great: 13%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
294GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 49 46 52 57 57 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
43.8% Average
Read 101
Write 145
Mixed 76.5
SusWrite 51
69% 93.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.2
236% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 43.8%
Great: 107%
Maxtor STM3250310AS 250GB
232GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 53 48 55 58 57 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
25.8% Poor
Read 37
Write 23
Mixed 36.5
SusWrite 52.8
28% 37.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 25.8%
Great: 53%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
40% Average
MC Read 16.9
MC Write 11.7
MC Mixed 13.6
40% 14.1 GB/s
SC Read 8.6
SC Write 7.4
SC Mixed 9.8
25% 8.6 GB/s
Latency 70.7
56% 70.7 ns
Poor: 17%
This bench: 40%
Great: 57%
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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 LX3 Builds (Compare 4,454 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX3 - $82

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $352
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