Asus M5A78L LE

Performance Results

Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 27%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 64%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics53% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive49.7% 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.
Very high background CPU (37%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A78L LE  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110421
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 06 '19 at 19:46
Run Duration215 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU 37%

 PC Performing as expected (48th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Phenom II X4 970
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
64% Good
Memory 81.3
1-Core 72.4
2-Core 146
61% 99.8 Pts
4-Core 268
8-Core 293
38% 281 Pts
64-Core 296
20% 296 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 64%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
53% Above average
Lighting 66.6
Reflection 67.2
Parallax 65.6
54% 66.4 fps
MRender 72.4
Gravity 63
Splatting 57.4
52% 64.3 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 53%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$125
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 189 192 203 205 147 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
49.7% Average
Read 170
Write 176
Mixed 161
SusWrite 188
39% 174 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 48.9
4K Mixed 28.3
94% 32.8 MB/s
DQ Read 23.9
DQ Write 66.5
DQ Mixed 32.9
29% 41.1 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 49.7%
Great: 94%
WD Green 1TB (2009)-$132
787GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 88 90 91 92 91 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
49.1% Average
Read 80.7
Write 80.6
Mixed 58.1
SusWrite 90.3
57% 77.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
30.9% Below average
MC Read 13.2
MC Write 7.5
MC Mixed 10.8
30% 10.5 GB/s
SC Read 6.6
SC Write 6.4
SC Mixed 8.5
20% 7.17 GB/s
Latency 78.2
51% 78.2 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 30.9%
Great: 89%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A78L LE Builds (Compare 916 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 22%
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 17%

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L LE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $275
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