Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 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 48.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is 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. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
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 (18th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8350-$91
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
48.2% Average
1-Core 72.9
2-Core 130
49% 102 Pts
4-Core 272
8-Core 497
48% 384 Pts
64-Core 489
33% 489 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 48.2%
Great: 55%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 480GB-$90
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: 58%
This bench: 44.2%
Great: 103%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
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: 30%
This bench: 26.9%
Great: 86%
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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 16,748 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 39%
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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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