Asus M5A78L-M LX3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 20.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics3.69% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 1 month 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 LX3  (all builds)
Memory2.8 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20130419
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 15 '16 at 16:07
Run Duration338 Seconds
Run User RUS-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD Phenom II X2 555
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
20.8% Poor
1-Core 58.7
2-Core 118
42% 88.4 Pts
4-Core 118
8-Core 118
16% 118 Pts
64-Core 119
8% 119 Pts
Poor: 13%
This bench: 20.8%
Great: 22%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 630
Zotac(19DA 6199) 2GB
CLim: 810 MHz, MLim: 333 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 375.95
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
3.69% Terrible
Lighting 14.3
Reflection 14.8
Parallax 12.2
4% 13.8 fps
MRender 12.3
Gravity 14.6
Splatting 8.2
4% 11.7 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.69%
Great: 5%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$27
355GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
59.3% Above average
Read 115
Write 91.3
Mixed 56.1
65% 87.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.35
90% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 59.3%
Great: 72%
SanDisk Cruzer Fit 4GB
3GB free, PID 5571
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
5.86% Terrible
Read 19.2
Write 4.15
Mixed 8.35
11% 10.6 MB/s
4K Read 3.68
4K Write 0.43
4K Mixed 0.68
51% 1.59 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 5.86%
Great: 10%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1x4GB
1 of 2 slots used
4GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
25.9% Poor
MC Read 9.4
MC Write 7.2
MC Mixed 7.8
23% 8.13 GB/s
SC Read 7.2
SC Write 6.7
SC Mixed 7
20% 6.97 GB/s
Latency 70.3
57% 70.3 ns
Poor: 12%
This bench: 25.9%
Great: 37%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A78L-M LX3 Builds (Compare 8,160 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX3 - $147

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