Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 35.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics47.4% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 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.
Memory6GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 6GB 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 (51%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory3.2 GB free of 6 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime4.4 Days
Run DateJun 13 '19 at 07:04
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 51%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-4300-$70
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
35.6% Below average
1-Core 69.5
2-Core 106
43% 88 Pts
4-Core 222
8-Core 220
30% 221 Pts
64-Core 225
15% 225 Pts
Poor: 21%
This bench: 35.6%
Great: 39%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 570-$148
XFX(1682 C570) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1286 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.6.1
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
47.4% Average
Lighting 175
Reflection 156
Parallax 227
48% 186 fps
MRender 137
Gravity 179
Splatting 122
47% 146 fps
Poor: 40%
This bench: 47.4%
Great: 53%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB 500GB
335GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AR10002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 26 34 42 23 12 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
21.1% Poor
Read 43
Write 47
Mixed 35.4
SusWrite 30.4
29% 39 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.4
77% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 21.1%
Great: 60%
Samsung HD322HJ 320GB-$44
132GB free
Firmware: 1AC01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 71 72 72 72 72 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
43.5% Average
Read 79.4
Write 86
Mixed 55.6
SusWrite 71.7
54% 73.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 43.5%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 6GB
null MHz
4096, 2048 MB
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
37.4% Below average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 9.9
MC Mixed 13.4
36% 12.6 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 11
28% 9.7 GB/s
Latency 68.2
59% 68.2 ns
Poor: 13%
This bench: 37.4%
Great: 43%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A78L-M/USB3 Builds (Compare 16,716 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $351
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