Asus M5A78L-M LX3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
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 31.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics15.4% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive38.7% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M LX3  (all builds)
Memory3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130117
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '18 at 22:01
Run Duration212 Seconds
Run User PER-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-4100-$110
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
31.7% Below average
1-Core 46.5
2-Core 118
37% 82.2 Pts
4-Core 172
8-Core 199
25% 185 Pts
64-Core 179
12% 179 Pts
Poor: 23%
This bench: 31.7%
Great: 43%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GT 1030
Asus(1043 85F4) 2GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 416.94
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
15.4% Very poor
Lighting 57.3
Reflection 40.1
Parallax 59.4
15% 52.3 fps
MRender 34.8
Gravity 58.2
Splatting 47.7
16% 46.9 fps
Poor: 14%
This bench: 15.4%
Great: 16%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$54
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3K87RA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 92 87 96 91 75 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
38.7% Below average
Read 214
Write 198
Mixed 161
SusWrite 88.1
37% 165 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 42.8
4K Mixed 15.6
77% 27 MB/s
DQ Read 27.1
DQ Write 56.1
DQ Mixed 29.3
26% 37.5 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 38.7%
Great: 89%
WD Blue 400GB (2008)
121GB free
Firmware: 12.01C01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 68 70 70 71 72 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
39.7% Below average
Read 67.7
Write 63.5
Mixed 51.2
SusWrite 70.1
47% 63.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 39.7%
Great: 46%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
335GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 94 93 97 92 75 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
65% Good
Read 135
Write 140
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 90.9
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
220% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 65%
Great: 108%
Toshiba MQ01ABD050 500GB-$19
132GB free
Firmware: AX003M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 68 70 70 71 72 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
44.5% Average
Read 85
Write 82.8
Mixed 31
SusWrite 70.1
49% 67.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 44.5%
Great: 64%
Lexar USB Flash Drive 16GB
12GB free, PID a81d
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.6 3.6 4.8 4.7 3.7 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Read 16.5
Write 1.2
Mixed 7.8
SusWrite 3.8
8% 7.32 MB/s
4K Read 3.5
4K Mixed 0
20% 1.75 MB/s
Poor: 5% Great: 9%
WD My Passport 071A 500GB
74GB free, PID 071a
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 12 12 12 12 13 13 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
9.59% Terrible
Read 23.5
Write 21.5
Mixed 17.5
SusWrite 12.4
25% 18.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
59% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 9.59%
Great: 18%
ASMT 2115 500GB
135GB free, PID 1153
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 13 13 13 14 14 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
9.14% Terrible
Read 23
Write 23.7
Mixed 18.5
SusWrite 13.5
26% 19.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
52% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 9.14%
Great: 166%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
37.6% Below average
MC Read 15.5
MC Write 11.1
MC Mixed 13.2
38% 13.3 GB/s
SC Read 5.9
SC Write 7.5
SC Mixed 10.7
23% 8.03 GB/s
Latency 76.8
52% 76.8 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 37.6%
Great: 58%
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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 LX3 Builds (Compare 9,222 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
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Desktop
Desktop 39%
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Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX3 - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $414
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