Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 38%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics0.36% 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.
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.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime1 Days
Run DateApr 05 '18 at 16:51
Run Duration382 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing as expected (44th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD Athlon II X4 645
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
38% Below average
1-Core 57.9
2-Core 115
41% 86.4 Pts
4-Core 211
8-Core 224
30% 217 Pts
64-Core 229
15% 229 Pts
Poor: 28%
This bench: 38%
Great: 40%
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 as expected (50th percentile)
0.36% Terrible
Lighting 1.5
Reflection 2.9
Parallax 0.7
0% 1.7 fps
MRender 1.7
Gravity 1.1
Splatting 2.4
0% 1.73 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.36%
Great: 0%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD WD10EADX-00TDHB0 1TB
603GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 77.04D77 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
44.3% Average
Read 76.2
Write 78
Mixed 74.9
58% 76.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.41
4K Mixed 0.18
66% 0.69 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 58%
Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 4GB
3GB free, PID 1603
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
2.47% Terrible
Read 7.36
Write 3.21
Mixed 4.23
6% 4.93 MB/s
4K Read 2.95
4K Write 0.004
4K Mixed 0.007
11% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.47%
Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
30.8% Below average
MC Read 13.3
MC Write 7.1
MC Mixed 11.6
30% 10.7 GB/s
SC Read 7.5
SC Write 6.4
SC Mixed 8.8
22% 7.57 GB/s
Latency 93.9
43% 93.9 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 30.8%
Great: 58%
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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 18,589 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

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