Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 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 moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 49.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
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.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory2.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateOct 30 '19 at 18:50
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing below expectations (29th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8350-$75
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
49.1% Average
1-Core 73.6
2-Core 138
50% 106 Pts
4-Core 273
8-Core 458
46% 365 Pts
64-Core 458
31% 458 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
484GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 42 41 42 43 42 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
47.7% Average
Read 124
Write 124
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 41.6
63% 86 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
217% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 47.7%
Great: 109%
Hitachi HDS721010KLA330 1TB-$47
22GB free
Firmware: GKAOA9DA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 43 42 43 43 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
24.5% Poor
Read 42.5
Write 44.5
Mixed 28.7
SusWrite 42.5
29% 39.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
143% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 24.5%
Great: 47%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
40.7% Average
MC Read 16.8
MC Write 12.9
MC Mixed 13.3
41% 14.3 GB/s
SC Read 8.8
SC Write 8.1
SC Mixed 9.6
25% 8.83 GB/s
Latency 71
56% 71 ns
Poor: 17%
This bench: 40.7%
Great: 61%
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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 19,425 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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