Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
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 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 31.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics0.27% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 7 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory9.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 21 '19 at 13:59
Run Duration210 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 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 Extreme
AMD FX-4100-$110
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
31.8% Below average
1-Core 62.6
2-Core 110
42% 86.2 Pts
4-Core 132
8-Core 203
22% 168 Pts
64-Core 217
14% 217 Pts
Poor: 23%
This bench: 31.8%
Great: 44%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics
Asus(1043 8388) 1GB
Driver: atiu9p64 aticfx64 atiu9pag aticfx32 atiumd64 atidxx64 atiumdag atidxx32 atiumdva atiumd6a atitmm64 Ver. 8.710.0.0
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
0.27% Terrible
Lighting 1.3
Reflection 3.3
Parallax 1.1
0% 1.9 fps
MRender 1.6
Gravity 0.7
Splatting 1.8
0% 1.37 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.27%
Great: 0%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 500GB-$68
422GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 389 20 441 171 171 171 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 76% Great: 124%
WD WD4005FZBX-00K5WB0 4TB
305GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 136 128 136 127 134 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
72% Very good
Read 118
Write 129
Mixed 76.5
SusWrite 132
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 6
4K Mixed 1.6
343% 2.97 MB/s
Poor: 88%
This bench: 72%
Great: 138%
Jmicron device 4TB
305GB free, PID 3562
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 129 138 131 135 135 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
79.1% Very good
Read 145
Write 147
Mixed 65
SusWrite 134
163% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 9.3
4K Mixed 1.4
368% 3.93 MB/s
DQ Read 1.1
DQ Write 6.1
DQ Mixed 1.7
269% 2.97 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
42% Average
MC Read 17.8
MC Write 11.5
MC Mixed 15.6
43% 15 GB/s
SC Read 7.8
SC Write 7.6
SC Mixed 11.8
26% 9.07 GB/s
Latency 75
53% 75 ns
Poor: 25%
This bench: 42%
Great: 63%
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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 19,880 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: 41% - Average Total price: $372
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