Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 46.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics9.95% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 10 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20121114
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateMay 16 '19 at 16:04
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Athlon II X2 240
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
46.2% Average
Memory 77.2
1-Core 51
2-Core 90.8
48% 73 Pts
4-Core 91.1
8-Core 95.4
13% 93.2 Pts
64-Core 91.1
6% 91.1 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 50%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 650-$112
Gainward(10B0 0FC6) 2GB
CLim: 1058 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
9.95% Terrible
Lighting 28.8
Reflection 23.6
Parallax 38.5
8% 30.3 fps
MRender 28.7
Gravity 36.1
Splatting 30.1
10% 31.6 fps
Poor: 9%
This bench: 9.95%
Great: 11%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$83
285GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 40 47 56 62 58 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
37.9% Below average
Read 80.3
Write 80.7
Mixed 48.3
SusWrite 51.5
48% 65.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
129% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 37.9%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
26.6% Poor
MC Read 10.2
MC Write 6.6
MC Mixed 9.5
25% 8.77 GB/s
SC Read 6.8
SC Write 6.5
SC Mixed 7.9
20% 7.07 GB/s
Latency 85.9
46% 85.9 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 26.6%
Great: 89%
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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/USB3 Builds (Compare 22,229 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $338
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