Asus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 46%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics38.9% 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.
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.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3  (all builds)
Memory3.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161118
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 00:22
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
46% Average
SC Int 61
SC Float 62.7
SC Mixed 66
51% 63.2 Pts
QC Int 230
QC Float 210
QC Mixed 228
51% 223 Pts
MC Int 286
MC Float 257
MC Mixed 299
42% 281 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 46%
Great: 53%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7950-$290
Device(1545 7950) 3GB
CLim: 850 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
38.9% Below average
Lighting 121
Reflection 69.4
Parallax 159
42% 116 fps
MRender 54.7
Gravity 120
Splatting 77.6
37% 84.1 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 38.9%
Great: 44%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$29
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 37 16 28 35 50 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
28.8% Poor
Read 67.3
Write 70.5
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 32.8
39% 52.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
114% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 28.8%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
29.5% Poor
MC Read 9.7
MC Write 9.7
MC Mixed 9
27% 9.47 GB/s
SC Read 8.2
SC Write 6.7
SC Mixed 8.8
22% 7.9 GB/s
Latency 68.7
58% 68.7 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 29.5%
Great: 59%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 Builds (Compare 5,101 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 PLUS/USB3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $235
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