Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 43.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics0.34% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). 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 LX PLUS  (all builds)
Memory6.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130427
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 15 '20 at 19:31
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
43.8% Average
1-Core 71.7
2-Core 132
48% 102 Pts
4-Core 231
8-Core 238
32% 235 Pts
64-Core 230
15% 230 Pts
Poor: 22%
This bench: 43.8%
Great: 43%
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)
0.34% Terrible
Lighting 1.5
Reflection 3.8
Parallax 0.5
0% 1.93 fps
MRender 1.7
Gravity 1
Splatting 2.7
0% 1.8 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.34%
Great: 0%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HDT721032SLA380 320GB
260GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ST2OA31B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 85 83 97 98 94 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
50.6% Above average
Read 86.6
Write 20.3
Mixed 38.6
SusWrite 89.7
43% 58.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 50.6%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
44.3% Average
MC Read 18.1
MC Write 13
MC Mixed 15.6
44% 15.6 GB/s
SC Read 9.4
SC Write 9.1
SC Mixed 12.1
29% 10.2 GB/s
Latency 68.9
58% 68.9 ns
Poor: 19%
This bench: 44.3%
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 LX PLUS Builds (Compare 2,801 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS - $82

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $233
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