Asus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 65.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics8.64% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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 PLUS/USB3  (all builds)
Memory5.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161118
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 17 '20 at 00:46
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-6300-$90
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
65.5% Good
Memory 88
1-Core 75.2
2-Core 147
64% 103 Pts
4-Core 236
8-Core 326
36% 281 Pts
64-Core 319
21% 319 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 65.5%
Great: 69%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 250
MSI(1462 3011) 2GB
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 900 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 20.8.3
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
8.64% Terrible
Lighting 32.7
Reflection 28.5
Parallax 47
9% 36.1 fps
MRender 16.8
Gravity 33.4
Splatting 23.7
9% 24.6 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 8.64%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB-$70
130GB free
Firmware: 580ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 185 185 183 182 181 MB/s
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
52% Above average
Read 172
Write 185
Mixed 168
SusWrite 184
40% 177 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 45.5
4K Mixed 30.5
102% 33.8 MB/s
DQ Read 30.5
DQ Write 66.4
DQ Mixed 38.4
32% 45.1 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 52%
Great: 94%
WD Blue 320GB (2008)-$24
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 73 65 73 85 88 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
48.7% Average
Read 93.9
Write 57.7
Mixed 63.6
SusWrite 75.3
54% 72.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 48.7%
Great: 60%
WD Blue 2.5" 500GB
160GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 88 88 88 88 87 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
51.2% Above average
Read 91.4
Write 96.9
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 86.9
60% 82.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 51.2%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
43.9% Average
MC Read 19.5
MC Write 12.2
MC Mixed 14.7
44% 15.5 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 11.7
28% 9.97 GB/s
Latency 69.5
58% 69.5 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 43.9%
Great: 59%

 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 3,052 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $264
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