Asus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 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 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 66.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics124% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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 PLUS/USB3  (all builds)
Memory1.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161118
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 24 '20 at 07:34
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing below expectations (25th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8350-$130
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
66.4% Good
Memory 90.2
1-Core 77.2
2-Core 150
66% 106 Pts
4-Core 250
8-Core 244
34% 247 Pts
64-Core 241
16% 241 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$1,089
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 452.06
Performing below potential (14th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
124% Outstanding
Lighting 132
Reflection 173
Parallax 195
106% 167 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 188
Splatting 130
144% 148 fps
Poor: 117%
This bench: 124%
Great: 149%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$65
644GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.7 6 6 58 42 57 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
13.5% Very poor
Read 17.8
Write 6.7
Mixed 9
SusWrite 29.1
11% 15.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0
14% 0.13 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 13.5%
Great: 63%
Seagate ST1000LM035-1RK172 970GB
876GB free
Firmware: MCC3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 10 9.6 9.1 58 45 58 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
46.3% Average
Read 130
Write 114
Mixed 37
SusWrite 31.6
57% 78 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.4
91% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 46.3%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3
Performing below potential (32nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
47.4% Average
MC Read 20.6
MC Write 12.4
MC Mixed 17.1
48% 16.7 GB/s
SC Read 10.8
SC Write 9
SC Mixed 13.3
32% 11 GB/s
Latency 66.9
60% 66.9 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 47.4%
Great: 89%

 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 5,956 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $276
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