Asus M5A78L LE

Performance Results

Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 24%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (19th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 81 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 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 57.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is 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 Drive33.9% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
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 (62%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A78L LE  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110421
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 07 '19 at 22:08
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU 62%

 PC Performing way below expectations (19th 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 way below expectations (15th percentile)
57.4% Above average
Memory 81.1
1-Core 68.9
2-Core 130
58% 93.4 Pts
4-Core 193
8-Core 224
28% 208 Pts
64-Core 229
15% 229 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 68%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing below potential (75th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
53% Above average
Lighting 202
Reflection 173
Parallax 191
53% 189 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 189
Splatting 124
53% 155 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 53%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$172
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 124 133 137 134 137 MB/s
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
33.9% Below average
Read 163
Write 135
Mixed 109
SusWrite 131
30% 135 MB/s
4K Read 13.6
4K Write 34.1
4K Mixed 14.8
58% 20.8 MB/s
DQ Read 17.6
DQ Write 61.8
DQ Mixed 18.5
20% 32.6 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 33.9%
Great: 95%
WD Green 1TB (2009)-$55
703GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 31 30 31 29 29 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
12.2% Very poor
Read 12.2
Write 29.7
Mixed 32.2
SusWrite 30.1
20% 26.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.1
30% 0.33 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 12.2%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
29% Poor
MC Read 11.2
MC Write 7
MC Mixed 11.1
28% 9.77 GB/s
SC Read 6.5
SC Write 5.7
SC Mixed 7.6
19% 6.6 GB/s
Latency 78.6
51% 78.6 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 29%
Great: 88%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A78L LE Builds (Compare 416 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 22%
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 18%

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L LE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $272
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