Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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 24.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics29.6% 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.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 2 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.
Run History
10 months ago, 6 months ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory2.3 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 09 '17 at 13:27
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User TWN-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd 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 Athlon II X2 250
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
24.9% Poor
SC Int 73.2
SC Float 44.5
SC Mixed 54.8
46% 57.5 Pts
QC Int 141
QC Float 86
QC Mixed 95.5
24% 108 Pts
MC Int 145
MC Float 86.1
MC Mixed 108
17% 113 Pts
Poor: 16%
This bench: 24.9%
Great: 28%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
PowerColor(148C 2336) 2GB
CLim: 900 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 16.12.1
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
29.6% Poor
Lighting 95.3
Reflection 75.9
Parallax 107
31% 92.8 fps
MRender 52.2
Gravity 76.4
Splatting 77.1
29% 68.6 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 29.6%
Great: 39%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$42
930GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
93.9% Outstanding
Read 151
Write 176
Mixed 110
108% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.97
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.31
106% 1 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 93.9%
Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$35
86GB free
Firmware: KC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
42% Average
Read 74.5
Write 72
Mixed 22.7
41% 56.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 0.79
4K Mixed 0.41
81% 0.56 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 42%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1x4GB
1 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
24.4% Poor
MC Read 9
MC Write 6.7
MC Mixed 7.4
22% 7.7 GB/s
SC Read 7.5
SC Write 6.4
SC Mixed 6.6
20% 6.83 GB/s
Latency 78.4
51% 78.4 ns
Poor: 13%
This bench: 24.4%
Great: 35%
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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 5,954 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: 55% - Above average Total price: $306
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