Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 38.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics27.6% 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 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Very high background CPU (68%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 30 '17 at 21:46
Run Duration94 Seconds
Run User PER-User
Background CPU 68%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 Phenom II X4 955-$140
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
38.6% Below average
SC Int 77.6
SC Float 47.5
SC Mixed 59.5
49% 61.5 Pts
QC Int 255
QC Float 142
QC Mixed 187
44% 195 Pts
MC Int 296
MC Float 172
MC Mixed 224
35% 230 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 38.6%
Great: 52%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 360-$84
Gigabyte(1458 22C7) 2GB
CLim: 1200 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.3.3
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
27.6% Poor
Lighting 78.4
Reflection 86.3
Parallax 101
27% 88.7 fps
MRender 58.6
Gravity 68.3
Splatting 76.7
28% 67.9 fps
Poor: 22%
This bench: 27.6%
Great: 28%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
329GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
78.2% Very good
Read 139
Write 134
Mixed 93.6
91% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 2.23
4K Mixed 0.24
100% 1.08 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 78.2%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
33.4% Below average
MC Read 14.7
MC Write 7.6
MC Mixed 11.9
33% 11.4 GB/s
SC Read 7
SC Write 6.5
SC Mixed 8.7
21% 7.4 GB/s
Latency 71.2
56% 71.2 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 33.4%
Great: 56%
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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 7,086 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $297
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