Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 66.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics8.68% 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory5.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime12.3 Days
Run DateJan 27 '21 at 18:11
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User SRB-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-4320 Quad-Core
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
66.3% Good
Memory 90.3
1-Core 78.1
2-Core 153
66% 107 Pts
4-Core 250
8-Core 236
34% 243 Pts
64-Core 238
16% 238 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 66.3%
Great: 66%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 250
Asus(1043 0462) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1046.0
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
8.68% Terrible
Lighting 10.4
Reflection 13.3
Parallax 14.5
8% 12.7 fps
MRender 12.6
Gravity 10.9
Splatting 8.7
9% 10.7 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 8.68%
Great: 9%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HDS721010KLA330 1TB-$47
648GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GKAOAB0A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 47 49 57 50 52 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
31.8% Below average
Read 60.5
Write 56.8
Mixed 37.5
SusWrite 49.7
38% 51.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 31.8%
Great: 47%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
46.1% Average
MC Read 20.2
MC Write 12.5
MC Mixed 16.2
47% 16.3 GB/s
SC Read 11
SC Write 8.2
SC Mixed 11.7
29% 10.3 GB/s
Latency 66.8
60% 66.8 ns
Poor: 16%
This bench: 46.1%
Great: 62%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A78L-M/USB3 Builds (Compare 9,093 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $178
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