Asus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics4.08% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive41.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3  (all builds)
Memory8.4 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160405
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '20 at 21:02
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing as expected (47th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Phenom II X4 970
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
69.6% Good
Memory 91.9
1-Core 69.3
2-Core 141
64% 101 Pts
4-Core 276
8-Core 277
38% 276 Pts
64-Core 274
18% 274 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 68%
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: 391.35
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
4.08% Terrible
Lighting 14.5
Reflection 14.7
Parallax 11.9
4% 13.7 fps
MRender 12.2
Gravity 14.5
Splatting 8.1
4% 11.6 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.08%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$32
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1D1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 157 56 26 107 40 MB/s
Performing below potential (15th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
41.6% Average
Read 216
Write 124
Mixed 148
SusWrite 88.1
32% 144 MB/s
4K Read 18.2
4K Write 46.7
4K Mixed 24
83% 29.6 MB/s
DQ Read 21.9
DQ Write 54.7
DQ Mixed 26.5
24% 34.4 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 41.6%
Great: 92%
Seagate ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB 500GB
127GB free
Firmware: 2AR10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 29 29 27 34 29 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
23.1% Poor
Read 47
Write 5.5
Mixed 12.8
SusWrite 33.8
18% 24.8 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.4
50% 0.23 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 23.1%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 12GB
null MHz
4096, 8192 MB
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
32.4% Below average
MC Read 13.3
MC Write 8.2
MC Mixed 10.7
31% 10.7 GB/s
SC Read 7.3
SC Write 6.9
SC Mixed 8.4
22% 7.53 GB/s
Latency 64.2
62% 64.2 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 32.4%
Great: 49%
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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 10,235 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $272
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