Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 59.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics27.1% 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 Drive45.8% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M LX PLUS  (all builds)
Memory0.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120820
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateJun 22 '21 at 00:10
Run Duration219 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 31%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-6100-$54
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
59.3% Above average
Memory 80.4
1-Core 66.2
2-Core 122
57% 89.5 Pts
4-Core 210
8-Core 290
33% 250 Pts
64-Core 284
19% 284 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 59.3%
Great: 63%
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 (47th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
27.1% Poor
Lighting 29.5
Reflection 30.9
Parallax 42.7
24% 34.4 fps
MRender 41
Gravity 37.7
Splatting 31.8
31% 36.8 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 27.1%
Great: 30%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$140
264GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 148 181 177 178 172 MB/s
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
45.8% Average
Read 195
Write 181
Mixed 149
SusWrite 169
39% 174 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 38.3
4K Mixed 24.8
82% 27.6 MB/s
DQ Read 25.3
DQ Write 63.6
DQ Mixed 33.4
29% 40.8 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 45.8%
Great: 134%
WD My Book 1230 3TB
2TB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 25 25 24 22 22 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
14.7% Very poor
Read 24.2
Write 23.1
Mixed 22.2
SusWrite 23.7
32% 23.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
98% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 14.7%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing below potential (25th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
26.9% Poor
MC Read 9.3
MC Write 8.7
MC Mixed 8.1
25% 8.7 GB/s
SC Read 7.3
SC Write 7.6
SC Mixed 7.5
21% 7.47 GB/s
Latency 79.9
50% 79.9 ns
Poor: 17%
This bench: 26.9%
Great: 61%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 48: 5R 5G 8B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
48% 26% 68 239 146 60 23.8" 1920 1080 AUS24D1 ASUS VA24E
History: Score 37: 3R 5G 7B | Score 48: 5R 5G 8B
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Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $319
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