Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 50.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics48.3% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive44.7% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB 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 (36%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory3.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime3.6 Days
Run DateOct 07 '19 at 09:10
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 36%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Phenom II X4 955-$83
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
50.4% Above average
Memory 76.7
1-Core 53.2
2-Core 92
49% 74 Pts
4-Core 136
8-Core 174
20% 155 Pts
64-Core 185
12% 185 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 431.85
Performing below potential (34th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
48.3% Average
Lighting 60.5
Reflection 58.8
Parallax 56.7
50% 58.6 fps
MRender 63.1
Gravity 53.1
Splatting 47.9
36% 54.7 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 48.3%
Great: 56%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
370GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 156 170 165 173 174 MB/s
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
44.7% Average
Read 178
Write 164
Mixed 184
SusWrite 162
39% 172 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 35.3
4K Mixed 24.6
81% 26.8 MB/s
DQ Read 33.8
DQ Write 67.8
DQ Mixed 44.1
35% 48.6 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 44.7%
Great: 131%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
29.7% Poor
MC Read 12.8
MC Write 7.2
MC Mixed 11.1
30% 10.4 GB/s
SC Read 5.2
SC Write 5.5
SC Mixed 7.6
17% 6.1 GB/s
Latency 86.9
46% 86.9 ns
Poor: 14%
This bench: 29.7%
Great: 42%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A78L-M/USB3 Builds (Compare 5,976 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $171
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