Asus M5A78L-M LX

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 67%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics6.35% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M LX  (all builds)
Memory2.4 GB free of 4 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131105
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 27 '19 at 20:43
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-4300-$70
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
67% Good
Memory 93.2
1-Core 73.7
2-Core 144
65% 104 Pts
4-Core 240
8-Core 236
32% 238 Pts
64-Core 237
16% 237 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 67%
Great: 65%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia Quadro 2000
Nvidia(10DE 084A) 1GB
CLim: 625 MHz, MLim: 652 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 377.83
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
6.35% Terrible
Lighting 7.6
Reflection 8.88
Parallax 6.34
6% 7.61 fps
MRender 9.76
Gravity 7.87
Splatting 8.48
7% 8.7 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 6.35%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 500GB (2012)-$56
394GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 66 86 92 96 97 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
49% Average
Read 88.1
Write 102
Mixed 65
SusWrite 82.1
62% 84.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
176% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 49%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
4GB DIMM
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
43.3% Average
MC Read 20.6
MC Write 10.2
MC Mixed 14.9
44% 15.2 GB/s
SC Read 6.5
SC Write 8.2
SC Mixed 11.3
25% 8.67 GB/s
Latency 61.6
65% 61.6 ns
Poor: 10%
This bench: 43.3%
Great: 44%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A78L-M LX Builds (Compare 1,155 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX - $82

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $220
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