Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 57.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics23.1% 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.
Memory14GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 14GB 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 (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory9.6 GB free of 14 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateApr 08 '21 at 21:27
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-4170 Quad-Core-$81
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
57.7% Above average
Memory 80.4
1-Core 71
2-Core 130
59% 93.7 Pts
4-Core 203
8-Core 213
28% 208 Pts
64-Core 212
14% 212 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 57.7%
Great: 66%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
Zotac(19DA 3265) 2GB
CLim: 1215 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
23.1% Poor
Lighting 24.6
Reflection 31.7
Parallax 31.6
20% 29.3 fps
MRender 36.4
Gravity 32.7
Splatting 26.7
27% 31.9 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 23.1%
Great: 30%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$51
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 89 71 100 50 14 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
56.9% Above average
Read 132
Write 134
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 66.5
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.4
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 56.9%
Great: 109%
Toshiba MK6465GSXN 640GB
480GB free
Firmware: GH101M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 81 82 81 83 82 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
42.3% Average
Read 65.5
Write 52.2
Mixed 43.8
SusWrite 81.6
45% 60.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
117% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 42.3%
Great: 49%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 14GB
null MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 2048 MB
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
36.2% Below average
MC Read 13.5
MC Write 11.3
MC Mixed 13
36% 12.6 GB/s
SC Read 7.7
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 9.4
25% 8.63 GB/s
Latency 79.9
50% 79.9 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 36.2%
Great: 81%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A78L-M/USB3 Builds (Compare 8,162 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: 66% - Good Total price: $175
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