Asus M5A78L-M LX

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 27%
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 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 37%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics6.52% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Memory2GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows however a minimum of 4GB is recommended for gaming or any other RAM intensive tasks such as photo/video editing. This system will also be a little more responsive with 4GB of RAM.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 3 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Very high background CPU (99%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M LX  (all builds)
Memory0.9 GB free of 2 GB @ 0.4 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20120215
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 10 '18 at 11:55
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User JPN-User
Background CPU 99%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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-4100-$110
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
37% Below average
SC Int 63.4
SC Float 53.2
SC Mixed 51.1
45% 55.9 Pts
QC Int 192
QC Float 170
QC Mixed 190
42% 184 Pts
MC Int 213
MC Float 178
MC Mixed 212
30% 201 Pts
Poor: 27%
This bench: 37%
Great: 47%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon HD 6670
XFX(1682 3181) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1062.0
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
6.52% Terrible
Lighting 21.7
Reflection 19
Parallax 22.4
7% 21 fps
MRender 11.7
Gravity 19.2
Splatting 12.6
6% 14.5 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 6.52%
Great: 8%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST3320413CS 320GB
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CA12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 31 34 32 29 31 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
19% Very poor
Read 33.9
Write 49.1
Mixed 22.9
SusWrite 32.1
25% 34.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.3
60% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 19%
Great: 55%
Adata S102 Pro USB 3.0 16GB-$7
2GB free, PID 312b
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 9.6 2.3 0 12 4.6 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
5.03% Terrible
Read 19.9
Write 1.5
Mixed 13.2
SusWrite 5.5
11% 10 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 1
46% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 5.03%
Great: 27%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1x2GB
1 of 2 slots used
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
29% Poor
MC Read 9.8
MC Write 9.2
MC Mixed 8.8
26% 9.27 GB/s
SC Read 8.8
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 8.3
24% 8.53 GB/s
Latency 73.1
55% 73.1 ns
Poor: 8%
This bench: 29%
Great: 28%
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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 LX Builds (Compare 1,492 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation 22%

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX - $72

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $247
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