Asus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 28%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 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 28.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics19% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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.
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 (62%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3  (all builds)
Memory3.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161118
Uptime2 Days
Run DateOct 12 '19 at 17:15
Run Duration237 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 62%

 PC Performing below expectations (25th 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 965-$144
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
28.9% Poor
1-Core 53.2
2-Core 94.7
36% 73.9 Pts
4-Core 136
8-Core 112
18% 124 Pts
64-Core 216
14% 216 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 28.9%
Great: 48%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750-Ti-$110
Nvidia(10DE 1380) 2GB
CLim: 1359 MHz, MLim: 1375 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
19% Very poor
Lighting 65.9
Reflection 45.3
Parallax 65.9
17% 59 fps
MRender 54.5
Gravity 68.5
Splatting 40.2
19% 54.4 fps
Poor: 17%
This bench: 19%
Great: 21%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB-$90
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC95
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 36 18 22 58 61 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
35.1% Below average
Read 85.5
Write 77
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 36.6
44% 59.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 35.1%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
26.2% Poor
MC Read 10.6
MC Write 6.3
MC Mixed 10
26% 8.97 GB/s
SC Read 5.5
SC Write 5.1
SC Mixed 6
16% 5.53 GB/s
Latency 88.8
45% 88.8 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 26.2%
Great: 60%
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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 PLUS/USB3 Builds (Compare 8,032 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3

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