Asus M5A78L-M LX

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 66.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics23.8% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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.
Very high background CPU (33%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M LX  (all builds)
Memory4.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131105
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateApr 26 '19 at 01:18
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU 33%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8300-$130
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
66.6% Good
Memory 93.7
1-Core 69.1
2-Core 124
62% 95.5 Pts
4-Core 216
8-Core 350
36% 283 Pts
64-Core 333
22% 333 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 66.6%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
Zotac(19DA 1281) 2GB
CLim: 1215 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 430.39
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
23.8% Poor
Lighting 72
Reflection 61.6
Parallax 96.6
19% 76.7 fps
MRender 68
Gravity 86.2
Splatting 57.1
24% 70.4 fps
Poor: 22%
This bench: 23.8%
Great: 26%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$46
38GB free
Firmware: AX1R4F
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 32 40 48 58 44 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
27.9% Poor
Read 54
Write 60.2
Mixed 25.2
SusWrite 43
33% 45.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
100% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 27.9%
Great: 62%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$30
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 24 32 47 57 25 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
31.9% Below average
Read 75.2
Write 66
Mixed 45
SusWrite 35.7
41% 55.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 31.9%
Great: 72%
WD My Passport 25E1 1TB
169GB free, PID 25e1
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 22 24 24 24 23 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
14.7% Very poor
Read 21.5
Write 22.5
Mixed 20.7
SusWrite 23.2
30% 22 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
97% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 14.7%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1x8GB
1 of 2 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
34.8% Below average
MC Read 12.5
MC Write 11.4
MC Mixed 10
32% 11.3 GB/s
SC Read 10.3
SC Write 8.6
SC Mixed 8.8
26% 9.23 GB/s
Latency 60.6
66% 60.6 ns
Poor: 19%
This bench: 34.8%
Great: 49%
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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 LX Builds (Compare 3,318 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX - $82

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $224
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