Asus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 67.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics12.5% 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.
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)
Memory14.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161118
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 15 '21 at 19:29
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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 4.1 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
67.3% Good
Memory 84.5
1-Core 76.2
2-Core 149
64% 103 Pts
4-Core 274
8-Core 382
43% 328 Pts
64-Core 382
26% 382 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon RX550/550
AMD(1002 0B04) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1071 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 21.3.2
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
12.5% Very poor
Lighting 14.9
Reflection 25.5
Parallax 19.5
12% 20 fps
MRender 24
Gravity 14.5
Splatting 20
13% 19.5 fps
Poor: 12%
This bench: 12.5%
Great: 14%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$35
388GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 101 99 112 113 114 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
63.7% Good
Read 120
Write 112
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 102
73% 99.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 63.7%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
42.5% Average
MC Read 17.6
MC Write 12.4
MC Mixed 15
43% 15 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 7.7
SC Mixed 11.4
28% 9.67 GB/s
Latency 72.6
55% 72.6 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 42.5%
Great: 59%

 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 5,486 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
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: $280
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