Asus M5A78L-M LX3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 55%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics33.5% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive52.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M LX3  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130419
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 04 '20 at 13:34
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8320E-$200
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
55% Above average
Memory 78.3
1-Core 52.8
2-Core 111
52% 80.6 Pts
4-Core 173
8-Core 327
31% 250 Pts
64-Core 266
18% 266 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 55%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
33.5% Below average
Lighting 137
Reflection 117
Parallax 130
36% 128 fps
MRender 85.5
Gravity 123
Splatting 83.1
34% 97.2 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 33.5%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 500GB-$60
210GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 180 194 196 203 202 MB/s
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
52.2% Above average
Read 213
Write 202
Mixed 203
SusWrite 186
45% 201 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 39.4
4K Mixed 29.7
96% 31.2 MB/s
DQ Read 32.6
DQ Write 62.9
DQ Mixed 44.7
35% 46.7 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 125%
Seagate ST2000DM005-2CW102 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 158 165 165 166 164 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
75.9% Very good
Read 105
Write 134
Mixed 65.6
SusWrite 159
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.3
106% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 89%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB DIMM
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
44.4% Average
MC Read 17.8
MC Write 14.8
MC Mixed 15.8
46% 16.1 GB/s
SC Read 7.7
SC Write 8.1
SC Mixed 12.4
27% 9.4 GB/s
Latency 83.7
48% 83.7 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 44.4%
Great: 93%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A78L-M LX3 Builds (Compare 3,353 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX3 - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $402
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