Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 44.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics0.36% 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.
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.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140911
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJan 10 '20 at 21:19
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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 above expectations (68th percentile)
44.1% Average
1-Core 72
2-Core 129
48% 100 Pts
4-Core 230
8-Core 308
35% 269 Pts
64-Core 301
20% 301 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 44.1%
Great: 51%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics
Asus(1043 8388) 256MB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.9001
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
0.36% Terrible
Lighting 1.4
Reflection 3.4
Parallax 0.5
0% 1.77 fps
MRender 1.6
Gravity 1.1
Splatting 2.6
0% 1.77 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.36%
Great: 0%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung HD250HJ 250GB
143GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FH100-05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 44 53 43 57 54 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
33.1% Below average
Read 66.2
Write 76.2
Mixed 49
SusWrite 48.9
44% 60.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 33.1%
Great: 55%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$55
659GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 47 55 48 59 57 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
54.4% Above average
Read 138
Write 79
Mixed 54.2
SusWrite 51.7
59% 80.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 54.4%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
38.2% Below average
MC Read 15.4
MC Write 11.6
MC Mixed 13
38% 13.3 GB/s
SC Read 8.7
SC Write 7.8
SC Mixed 10.5
26% 9 GB/s
Latency 76.8
52% 76.8 ns
Poor: 17%
This bench: 38.2%
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/USB3 Builds (Compare 19,976 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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