Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (17th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 83 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 66.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Boot Drive44.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (37%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131112
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 16 '19 at 19:43
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 37%

 PC Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8350-$130
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
66.4% Good
Memory 82.5
1-Core 72.9
2-Core 130
60% 95.2 Pts
4-Core 272
8-Core 497
48% 384 Pts
64-Core 489
33% 489 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 74%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 480GB-$120
307GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 179 176 152 88 153 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
44.2% Average
Read 192
Write 177
Mixed 166
SusWrite 154
39% 172 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 30.9
4K Mixed 25.2
80% 25.6 MB/s
DQ Read 25.8
DQ Write 61.3
DQ Mixed 31.5
27% 39.5 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 44.2%
Great: 101%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
26.9% Poor
MC Read 8.9
MC Write 8.7
MC Mixed 7.9
24% 8.5 GB/s
SC Read 8.8
SC Write 7.4
SC Mixed 8
23% 8.07 GB/s
Latency 76
53% 76 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 26.9%
Great: 90%
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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 22,866 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 52%
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Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $364
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