Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 60%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics25.9% 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 Drive51.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131112
Uptime3 Days
Run DateMay 16 '21 at 23:37
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (41st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8310
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
60% Good
Memory 79.5
1-Core 74.3
2-Core 136
60% 96.5 Pts
4-Core 220
8-Core 385
38% 302 Pts
64-Core 398
27% 398 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 60%
Great: 68%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 466.27
Performing below potential (59th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
25.9% Poor
Lighting 31.8
Reflection 49.5
Parallax 30.7
26% 37.3 fps
MRender 36.3
Gravity 31.8
Splatting 28.9
26% 32.3 fps
Poor: 23%
This bench: 25.9%
Great: 29%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3D 250GB-$44
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 182 195 152 140 124 MB/s
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
51.4% Above average
Read 187
Write 184
Mixed 147
SusWrite 159
38% 169 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 48.8
4K Mixed 30.1
103% 34.8 MB/s
DQ Read 29.9
DQ Write 69
DQ Mixed 36.6
32% 45.2 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 106%
WD Green 1.5TB (2009)-$170
262GB free
Firmware: 04.05G04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 89 88 91 91 91 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
47% Average
Read 73.9
Write 74.4
Mixed 57.8
SusWrite 89.4
54% 73.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.9
179% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 47%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
42.7% Average
MC Read 16.6
MC Write 14
MC Mixed 15
43% 15.2 GB/s
SC Read 9
SC Write 8.4
SC Mixed 12.8
29% 10.1 GB/s
Latency 81.5
49% 81.5 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 42.7%
Great: 61%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A78L-M/USB3 Builds (Compare 8,750 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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