Asus M5A78L-M LX3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 57.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics32.8% 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 Drive18.6% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M LX3  (all builds)
Memory5.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130419
Uptime2.7 Days
Run DateMay 02 '19 at 11:08
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-4100-$110
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
57.8% Above average
Memory 81.4
1-Core 64.7
2-Core 124
57% 90 Pts
4-Core 201
8-Core 200
27% 200 Pts
64-Core 199
13% 199 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7950-$290
Gigabyte(1458 254C) 3GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.4.3
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
32.8% Below average
Lighting 134
Reflection 83.7
Parallax 191
35% 136 fps
MRender 63.9
Gravity 126
Splatting 90.1
33% 93.4 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 32.8%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 120GB-$28
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK71E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 80 41 42 37 36 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
18.6% Very poor
Read 154
Write 85
Mixed 61.8
SusWrite 53
20% 88.4 MB/s
4K Read 7.7
4K Write 15.1
4K Mixed 6.8
28% 9.87 MB/s
DQ Read 11
DQ Write 14.5
DQ Mixed 10
8% 11.8 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 18.6%
Great: 83%
Seagate ST3500312CS 500GB-$37
466GB free
Firmware: SS16
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 107 106 106 106 106 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
59.9% Above average
Read 103
Write 102
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 106
67% 91.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
141% 1 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 59.9%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1x8GB
1 of 2 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing below potential (34th percentile) - ensure that an XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
27.5% Poor
MC Read 9.3
MC Write 8.7
MC Mixed 8.3
25% 8.77 GB/s
SC Read 7.7
SC Write 8.2
SC Mixed 8.6
23% 8.17 GB/s
Latency 78
51% 78 ns
Poor: 19%
This bench: 27.5%
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 LX3 Builds (Compare 11,998 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX3 - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $420
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