Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 52.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics49.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Very high background CPU (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateSep 23 '20 at 23:21
Run Duration164 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU 35%
Watch Gameplay: 570 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 way below expectations (10th percentile)
52.3% Above average
Memory 71.7
1-Core 30.8
2-Core 53.3
37% 51.9 Pts
4-Core 188
8-Core 216
27% 202 Pts
64-Core 234
16% 234 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 68%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 570-$142
Gigabyte(1458 2312) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1244 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.9.1
Performing below potential (60th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
49.2% Average
Lighting 167
Reflection 164
Parallax 247
44% 193 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 179
Splatting 116
50% 144 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 49.2%
Great: 53%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$67
3GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 541ABBF0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 187
Write 125
Mixed 151
34% 154 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 48.1
4K Mixed 23.7
89% 31.2 MB/s
DQ Read 24.6
DQ Write 68.6
DQ Mixed 30.8
28% 41.3 MB/s
Poor: 33% Great: 74%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$36
337GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 132 147 152 150 151 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
77.9% Very good
Read 128
Write 172
Mixed 72.3
SusWrite 144
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 114%
Toshiba MQ01ABD050 500GB-$32
145GB free
Firmware: AX0D5A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 75 104 105 105 104 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
52.9% Above average
Read 89.8
Write 90.9
Mixed 21.7
SusWrite 94.7
54% 74.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
94% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 64%
Samsung S2 Portable 3 500GB
150GB free, PID 60a3
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 73 76 73 69 65 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
33.5% Below average
Read 85.6
Write 57.8
Mixed 50
SusWrite 70.8
86% 66.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
90% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 33.5%
Great: 40%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
34% Below average
MC Read 13.8
MC Write 10
MC Mixed 12.1
34% 12 GB/s
SC Read 7.6
SC Write 7.3
SC Mixed 10
24% 8.3 GB/s
Latency 97.6
41% 97.6 ns
Poor: 25%
This bench: 34%
Great: 80%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 4%
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Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 4%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $171
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