Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 18%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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 an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 8.85%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is terrible.
Graphics3.08% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (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 LX PLUS  (all builds)
Memory4.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120326
Uptime13.5 Days
Run DateJun 07 '16 at 04:28
Run Duration210 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD Phenom II X4 B50
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
8.85% Terrible
1-Core 23.4
2-Core 36.8
15% 30.1 Pts
4-Core 50.4
8-Core 57.2
7% 53.8 Pts
64-Core 64
4% 64 Pts
Poor: 26%
This bench: 8.85%
Great: 41%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 720
Asus(1043 84F2) 2GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 10.18.13.6822
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
3.08% Terrible
Lighting 12
Reflection 10
Parallax 12
3% 11.3 fps
MRender 9.1
Gravity 9.4
Splatting 11.9
3% 10.1 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.08%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$22
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
48.7% Average
Read 103
Write 66.2
Mixed 30.8
49% 66.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.31
82% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 48.7%
Great: 70%
Seagate ST3320813AS 320GB
82GB free
Firmware: SD23 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
64.1% Good
Read 113
Write 111
Mixed 17
58% 80.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.35
78% 0.64 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 64.1%
Great: 67%
Seagate Portable 1TB
39GB free, PID 2300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
9.7% Terrible
Read 23.4
Write 23.9
Mixed 24.2
31% 23.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 0.33
4K Mixed 0.14
17% 0.27 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 9.7%
Great: 17%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
15.3% Very poor
MC Read 5.5
MC Write 3.6
MC Mixed 4.9
13% 4.67 GB/s
SC Read 4.3
SC Write 5
SC Mixed 5.3
14% 4.87 GB/s
Latency 122
33% 122 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 15.3%
Great: 62%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical M5A78L-M LX PLUS Builds (Compare 2,275 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS - $82

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 35% - Below average Total price: $256
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