Asus M5A78L-M LX3 PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 22%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (21st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 79 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 relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 18.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics3.7% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (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.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (54%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M LX3 PLUS  (all builds)
Memory1.6 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131119
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 30 '19 at 04:58
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 54%

 PC Performing below expectations (21st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD Athlon II X2 255
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
18.8% Very poor
1-Core 29.1
2-Core 82.8
25% 56 Pts
4-Core 94.7
8-Core 79
12% 86.8 Pts
64-Core 107
7% 107 Pts
Poor: 19%
This bench: 18.8%
Great: 29%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 730
Device(7377 0000) 2GB
CLim: 810 MHz, MLim: 250 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
3.7% Terrible
Lighting 12.6
Reflection 9.5
Parallax 2.5
3% 8.2 fps
MRender 9.4
Gravity 13.7
Splatting 8.9
4% 10.7 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.7%
Great: 7%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST3320311CS 320GB
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CA12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 44 40 23 45 29 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
22.9% Poor
Read 46.2
Write 38.2
Mixed 37.3
SusWrite 33.5
29% 38.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
112% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 22.9%
Great: 52%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1x4GB
1 of 2 slots used
4GB DIMM
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
20% Very poor
MC Read 8.5
MC Write 5.8
MC Mixed 6
19% 6.77 GB/s
SC Read 5.9
SC Write 4.9
SC Mixed 6.1
16% 5.63 GB/s
Latency 146
27% 146 ns
Poor: 13%
This bench: 20%
Great: 37%
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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 PLUS Builds (Compare 87 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX3 PLUS

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