Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 49.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Boot Drive40.8% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 12:48
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th 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-8320-$72
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
49.2% Average
SC Int 70.2
SC Float 61.7
SC Mixed 64.1
52% 65.3 Pts
QC Int 253
QC Float 218
QC Mixed 244
54% 238 Pts
MC Int 439
MC Float 375
MC Mixed 424
62% 412 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 49.2%
Great: 59%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$35
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 77 57 56 54 56 MB/s
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
40.8% Average
Read 198
Write 195
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 75.8
30% 135 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 55.1
4K Mixed 16.6
88% 32.2 MB/s
DQ Read 28.7
DQ Write 67.8
DQ Mixed 31.3
29% 42.6 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 40.8%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
50.3% Above average
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 14.7
MC Mixed 18.1
52% 18.2 GB/s
SC Read 9.8
SC Write 8
SC Mixed 11.9
28% 9.9 GB/s
Latency 66.1
60% 66.1 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 50.3%
Great: 81%
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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 10,486 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $332
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