Asus M5A78L-M LX

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (88th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 12 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 38.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics8.58% 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.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 2 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M LX  (all builds)
Memory1.8 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20110504
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 22:59
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User THA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing way above expectations (88th 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 Athlon II X3 450-$80
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 3 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
38.4% Below average
SC Int 83.3
SC Float 50.3
SC Mixed 62.9
52% 65.5 Pts
QC Int 244
QC Float 139
QC Mixed 183
43% 189 Pts
MC Int 252
MC Float 147
MC Mixed 189
30% 196 Pts
Poor: 25%
This bench: 38.4%
Great: 39%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 240
Device(17AF 2000) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 23.20.15002.11
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
8.58% Terrible
Lighting 23.1
Reflection 25.7
Parallax 29.5
8% 26.1 fps
MRender 21.9
Gravity 19.3
Splatting 25.4
9% 22.2 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 8.58%
Great: 9%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1x4GB
1 of 2 slots used
4GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
28.3% Poor
MC Read 11.4
MC Write 7.5
MC Mixed 9
27% 9.3 GB/s
SC Read 8.1
SC Write 6.7
SC Mixed 7.7
21% 7.5 GB/s
Latency 79.1
51% 79.1 ns
Poor: 13%
This bench: 28.3%
Great: 38%
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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 1,663 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 37%
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Workstation
Workstation 22%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX - $72

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $247
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