Asus M5A78L-M PLUS/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 as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 41.6%, 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 (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3  (all builds)
Memory3.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161118
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateNov 17 '19 at 13:20
Run Duration173 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing as expected (46th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-6300-$90
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
41.6% Average
1-Core 66.2
2-Core 119
44% 92.4 Pts
4-Core 228
8-Core 215
30% 221 Pts
64-Core 270
18% 270 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 41.6%
Great: 50%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD WD5000AVVS-63H0B1 500GB
318GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 59 62 67 62 68 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
40% Below average
Read 81.5
Write 75
Mixed 51.2
SusWrite 57.4
49% 66.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 40%
Great: 52%
WD WD5000AVVS-63H0B1 500GB
246GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 58 60 65 61 68 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
33.3% Below average
Read 58.7
Write 60.5
Mixed 45.8
SusWrite 57
41% 55.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 33.3%
Great: 52%
SanDisk Cruzer Fit 32GB
5GB free, PID 5571
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1.8 1.5 1 1.5 0.8 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Write 2.2
Mixed 2.5
SusWrite 1.2
3% 1.97 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
0% 0 MB/s
Poor: 5% Great: 14%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
34.2% Below average
MC Read 13.9
MC Write 10.4
MC Mixed 11.5
34% 11.9 GB/s
SC Read 7.2
SC Write 6.6
SC Mixed 8.7
22% 7.5 GB/s
Latency 79.8
50% 79.8 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 34.2%
Great: 58%
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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 8,142 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3

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