Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 43.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics9.74% 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.
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 4 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M LX PLUS  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20121114
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 05 '19 at 01:20
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
43.4% Average
1-Core 71
2-Core 136
49% 104 Pts
4-Core 227
8-Core 231
31% 229 Pts
64-Core 231
16% 231 Pts
Poor: 23%
This bench: 43.4%
Great: 43%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 6850
Sapphire(174B 174B) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1062.1004
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
9.74% Terrible
Lighting 52.8
Reflection 35.5
Parallax 46.7
14% 45 fps
MRender 25.3
Gravity 34.8
Splatting 39.8
10% 33.3 fps
Poor: 9%
This bench: 9.74%
Great: 11%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SSD 120GB
16GB free
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 104 79 120 67 65 MB/s
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
43.9% Average
Read 226
Write 121
Mixed 149
SusWrite 102
33% 149 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 35.8
4K Mixed 23.5
88% 28.3 MB/s
DQ Read 25.4
DQ Write 49.6
DQ Mixed 24.2
22% 33.1 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 43.9%
Great: 101%
Seagate ST3320418AS 320GB-$25
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 82 90 89 95 85 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
49.9% Average
Read 86
Write 90.8
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 87.7
59% 79.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1.1
185% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 49.9%
Great: 58%
Seagate Momentus Thin 5400.9 2.5" 500GB-$30
139GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 56 57 57 56 57 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
35.5% Below average
Read 67.5
Write 65.3
Mixed 32.8
SusWrite 56.4
41% 55.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
83% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 35.5%
Great: 61%
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB-$34
172GB free
Firmware: 0002BSM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 56 57 57 56 57 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
32.8% Below average
Read 57.8
Write 52.3
Mixed 35.5
SusWrite 56.4
37% 50.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 32.8%
Great: 43%
WD My Passport 25E1 1TB
536GB free, PID 25e1
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 25 25 25 26 26 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
15.3% Very poor
Read 28.8
Write 25
Mixed 23
SusWrite 25.2
34% 25.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
94% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 15.3%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB DIMM
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
43.1% Average
MC Read 16.8
MC Write 13.6
MC Mixed 15.8
44% 15.4 GB/s
SC Read 8.3
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 11.4
27% 9.4 GB/s
Latency 76.1
53% 76.1 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 43.1%
Great: 87%
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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 LX PLUS Builds (Compare 2,523 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS - $82

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $242
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