Asus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (16th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 84 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 below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 33.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics6.69% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
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 (39%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
7 months ago, 7 months ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3  (all builds)
Memory8.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161118
Uptime7.1 Days
Run DateApr 04 '19 at 00:21
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 39%

 PC Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-4300-$47
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
33.7% Below average
1-Core 61.8
2-Core 84.3
37% 73.1 Pts
4-Core 167
8-Core 173
23% 170 Pts
64-Core 148
10% 148 Pts
Poor: 27%
This bench: 33.7%
Great: 45%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 250E
Gigabyte(1458 2285) 2GB
CLim: 720 MHz, MLim: 800 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.7.1
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
6.69% Terrible
Lighting 24.5
Reflection 25
Parallax 37.7
7% 29.1 fps
MRender 14.1
Gravity 24.8
Splatting 20.2
6% 19.7 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 6.69%
Great: 11%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
524GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 68 55 52 79 79 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
60.2% Good
Read 142
Write 135
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 67.6
77% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 60.2%
Great: 106%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$65
200GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 68 57 54 79 80 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
47.9% Average
Read 98
Write 93.2
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 68.6
60% 80.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
185% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 47.9%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
20% Very poor
MC Read 6.5
MC Write 6.9
MC Mixed 6.8
19% 6.73 GB/s
SC Read 4.8
SC Write 4.4
SC Mixed 4.1
13% 4.43 GB/s
Latency 110
36% 110 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 20%
Great: 86%
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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 PLUS/USB3 Builds (Compare 7,715 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3

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