Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 63.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics41.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive30.3% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 02 '21 at 13:14
Run Duration915 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%
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 PC Performing way below expectations (18th 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, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
63.6% Good
Memory 76.7
1-Core 75.5
2-Core 148
61% 100 Pts
4-Core 280
8-Core 364
42% 322 Pts
64-Core 376
25% 376 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$390
Asus(1043 8797) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.27
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
41.6% Average
Lighting 7.6
Reflection 125
Parallax 108
6% 80.3 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 96.8
Splatting 93.6
83% 109 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 41.6%
Great: 95%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$70
114GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X01c45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 82 79 80 80 64 MB/s
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
30.3% Below average
Read 125
Write 149
Mixed 129
SusWrite 77.4
27% 120 MB/s
4K Read 16.3
4K Write 26.1
4K Mixed 17.9
61% 20.1 MB/s
DQ Read 21.1
DQ Write 45.1
DQ Mixed 27.5
22% 31.2 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 30.3%
Great: 95%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$82
769GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 82 80 80 80 72 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
40.1% Average
Read 60.4
Write 71
Mixed 43.8
SusWrite 79
47% 63.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 40.1%
Great: 87%
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$152
320GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 61 60 62 63 61 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
33.4% Below average
Read 55.4
Write 59.5
Mixed 52.4
SusWrite 60.6
42% 57 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
124% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 33.4%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM
Performing below potential (34th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
44.9% Average
MC Read 18.2
MC Write 14.2
MC Mixed 16.6
47% 16.3 GB/s
SC Read 9.8
SC Write 8.4
SC Mixed 11.2
28% 9.8 GB/s
Latency 86.9
46% 86.9 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 44.9%
Great: 88%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 5%
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Desktop
Desktop 54%
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Workstation
Workstation 5%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

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