Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 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 48.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics44.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory3.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.4 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime1.5 Days
Run DateApr 12 '19 at 12:16
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8370-$171
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
48.1% Average
1-Core 73.2
2-Core 146
52% 110 Pts
4-Core 270
8-Core 468
46% 369 Pts
64-Core 477
32% 477 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 48.1%
Great: 56%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$170
CLim: 1226 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.3.3
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
44.2% Average
Lighting 0.1
Reflection 163
Parallax 216
24% 126 fps
MRender 132
Gravity 160
Splatting 120
59% 137 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 44.2%
Great: 64%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$47
685GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 57 56 72 77 70 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
44.5% Average
Read 93.5
Write 14.5
Mixed 27.2
SusWrite 61.6
36% 49.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
86% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 44.5%
Great: 63%
WD Blue 2.5" 750GB (2010)-$43
698GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 29 27 30 22 23 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
34.4% Below average
Read 93.5
Write 27.8
Mixed 36.5
SusWrite 26.3
34% 46 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.4
74% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 34.4%
Great: 55%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
31.2% Below average
MC Read 10.6
MC Write 10.2
MC Mixed 9
28% 9.93 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 8.2
SC Mixed 9.4
26% 9.07 GB/s
Latency 66.4
60% 66.4 ns
Poor: 19%
This bench: 31.2%
Great: 49%
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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/USB3 Builds (Compare 16,661 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $341
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