Asus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 65.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics21.1% 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 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3  (all builds)
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160627
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateOct 25 '20 at 18:30
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8370-$153
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
65.7% Good
Memory 82.8
1-Core 72.7
2-Core 144
62% 99.8 Pts
4-Core 263
8-Core 456
45% 360 Pts
64-Core 451
30% 451 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 460-$90
CLim: 1220 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.10.1
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
21.1% Poor
Lighting 25.8
Reflection 30.4
Parallax 31.8
22% 29.3 fps
MRender 29.7
Gravity 25.1
Splatting 33.1
18% 29.3 fps
Poor: 17%
This bench: 21.1%
Great: 24%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$98
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 94 94 110 108 118 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
60% Good
Read 107
Write 116
Mixed 45
SusWrite 102
67% 92.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.9
193% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 60%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
42.6% Average
MC Read 16.7
MC Write 14
MC Mixed 14.8
43% 15.2 GB/s
SC Read 9
SC Write 7.7
SC Mixed 11.6
27% 9.43 GB/s
Latency 75.6
53% 75.6 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 42.6%
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 3,844 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $263
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