Asus M5A78L-M LX

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 26%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 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 relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 29.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics0.43% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (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.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (33%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M LX  (all builds)
Memory1.9 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110314
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 05 '21 at 04:53
Run Duration167 Seconds
Run User THA-User
Background CPU 33%

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Athlon II X2 255
AM3, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
29.7% Poor
Memory 45.3
1-Core 41.1
2-Core 50.4
31% 45.6 Pts
4-Core 83.4
8-Core 82.6
11% 83 Pts
64-Core 88.5
6% 88.5 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 29.7%
Great: 51%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics
Asus(1043 8388) 256MB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.9001
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
0.43% Terrible
Lighting 0.8
Reflection 1
Parallax 0.6
1% 0.8 fps
MRender 0.8
Gravity 0.1
Splatting 0.4
0% 0.43 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.43%
Great: 1%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$29
428GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 51 59 42 47 44 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
30.8% Below average
Read 58.3
Write 41
Mixed 45.3
SusWrite 49.1
36% 48.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.3
71% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 30.8%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
4GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
20.2% Poor
MC Read 7.8
MC Write 5.5
MC Mixed 8.4
21% 7.23 GB/s
SC Read 3.9
SC Write 4.1
SC Mixed 6
13% 4.67 GB/s
Latency 179
22% 179 ns
Poor: 10%
This bench: 20.2%
Great: 45%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A78L-M LX Builds (Compare 1,716 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $339
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