Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (24th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 76 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 below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 29.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics45.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
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 (24th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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 (7th percentile)
29.1% Poor
1-Core 53.2
2-Core 92
35% 72.6 Pts
4-Core 136
8-Core 174
20% 155 Pts
64-Core 185
12% 185 Pts
Poor: 28%
This bench: 29.1%
Great: 46%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 431.85
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
45.2% Average
Lighting 182
Reflection 153
Parallax 181
47% 172 fps
MRender 133
Gravity 159
Splatting 110
43% 134 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 45.2%
Great: 55%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
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: 76%
This bench: 44.7%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (77th 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: 15%
This bench: 29.7%
Great: 44%
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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 17,939 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Average Total price: $346
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