Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 42.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics26.4% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 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)
Memory5.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 06:06
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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-4300-$53
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
42.6% Average
SC Int 68.2
SC Float 66.6
SC Mixed 69.9
55% 68.2 Pts
QC Int 211
QC Float 187
QC Mixed 206
46% 201 Pts
MC Int 209
MC Float 191
MC Mixed 186
29% 195 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 42.6%
Great: 49%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 260X-$120
Asus(1043 04D3) 2GB
CLim: 1075 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.12.2
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
26.4% Poor
Lighting 77.6
Reflection 75.6
Parallax 100
26% 84.4 fps
MRender 51.3
Gravity 70.3
Splatting 65.8
26% 62.5 fps
Poor: 21%
This bench: 26.4%
Great: 30%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD RE4 1TB (2010)-$45
884GB free
Firmware: 00.0NS03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
71.9% Very good
Read 125
Write 125
Mixed 89.2
84% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 2.72
4K Mixed 0.34
122% 1.29 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 77%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$23
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
51.8% Above average
Read 76.9
Write 104
Mixed 28.7
51% 69.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 0.92
4K Mixed 0.43
90% 0.66 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 51.8%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
38.4% Below average
MC Read 15
MC Write 11.6
MC Mixed 13.3
38% 13.3 GB/s
SC Read 9.1
SC Write 7.8
SC Mixed 10.6
26% 9.17 GB/s
Latency 73.9
54% 73.9 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 38.4%
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 10,550 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: $330
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