Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 26%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (8th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 92 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 relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 20.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics22.6% 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 Drive28% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
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.
Very high background CPU (77%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory7.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateAug 02 '18 at 00:31
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 77%

 PC Performing way below expectations (8th 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-6300-$60
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
20.5% Poor
SC Int 48
SC Float 42.3
SC Mixed 38
34% 42.8 Pts
QC Int 91.5
QC Float 73.6
QC Mixed 92.2
20% 85.8 Pts
MC Int 85.1
MC Float 67
MC Mixed 77.5
12% 76.5 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 20.5%
Great: 56%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 460-$80
CLim: 1212 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
22.6% Poor
Lighting 58.8
Reflection 75.6
Parallax 78.5
20% 71 fps
MRender 43.4
Gravity 64.6
Splatting 64.9
24% 57.6 fps
Poor: 23%
This bench: 22.6%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$54
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z22000RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 86 92 96 99 97 MB/s
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
28% Poor
Read 175
Write 170
Mixed 133
SusWrite 91.6
32% 142 MB/s
4K Read 14.4
4K Write 32.7
4K Mixed 6.2
47% 17.8 MB/s
DQ Read 21.4
DQ Write 63.5
DQ Mixed 9.4
17% 31.4 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 28%
Great: 86%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$74
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC4C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 88 93 97 99 99 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
76.9% Very good
Read 175
Write 118
Mixed 72.4
SusWrite 93.3
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
25.2% Poor
MC Read 9.9
MC Write 6.3
MC Mixed 9.3
24% 8.5 GB/s
SC Read 7.4
SC Write 5.5
SC Mixed 4.6
17% 5.83 GB/s
Latency 91.5
44% 91.5 ns
Poor: 25%
This bench: 25.2%
Great: 60%
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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 11,902 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $288
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