Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics66.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive51.3% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory14.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 14 '18 at 01:18
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (48th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD FX-8350-$81
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
69.5% Good
SC Int 102
SC Float 87
SC Mixed 92.8
75% 93.9 Pts
QC Int 356
QC Float 305
QC Mixed 339
76% 333 Pts
MC Int 626
MC Float 533
MC Mixed 612
89% 590 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$195
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
66.4% Good
Lighting 198
Reflection 170
Parallax 218
63% 195 fps
MRender 173
Gravity 180
Splatting 126
69% 159 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M500 240GB-$148
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 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
51.3% Above average
Read 263
Write 232
Mixed 252
56% 249 MB/s
4K Read 17.3
4K Write 47.6
4K Mixed 15.6
71% 26.8 MB/s
DQ Read 130
DQ Write 105
DQ Mixed 44.2
53% 93.1 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 51.3%
Great: 89%
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$29
29GB free
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 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
36.6% Below average
Read 251
Write 122
Mixed 134
37% 169 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 25.9
4K Mixed 8.22
53% 17.8 MB/s
DQ Read 105
DQ Write 62.9
DQ Mixed 18.6
32% 62.3 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 36.6%
Great: 82%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
51.5% Above average
MC Read 19.5
MC Write 17.4
MC Mixed 17.6
52% 18.2 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 10
SC Mixed 14
34% 11.9 GB/s
Latency 60.6
66% 60.6 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 79%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A78L-M/USB3 Builds (Compare 10,514 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $332
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