Asus M5A78L-M LX

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 22%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 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 relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 11.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics21.9% 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.
Memory10GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 10GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
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 (81%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M LX  (all builds)
Memory4.1 GB free of 10 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20121114
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 09 '19 at 01:16
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU 81%

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD Athlon II X2 270-$72
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
11.4% Very poor
1-Core 35.1
2-Core 62.1
23% 48.6 Pts
4-Core 60.8
8-Core 73.7
9% 67.2 Pts
64-Core 75.8
5% 75.8 Pts
Poor: 13%
This bench: 11.4%
Great: 22%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
EVGA(3842 2662) 2GB
CLim: 1280 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 431.36
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
21.9% Poor
Lighting 73.5
Reflection 66.4
Parallax 102
20% 80.6 fps
MRender 73.5
Gravity 89.8
Splatting 62
24% 75.1 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 21.9%
Great: 23%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB 500GB
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AR10002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 12 15 37 38 58 51 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
14% Very poor
Read 13.3
Write 12.5
Mixed 22.7
SusWrite 35.3
16% 21 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.3
64% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 14%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 10GB
null MHz
8192, 2048 MB
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
18.1% Very poor
MC Read 8
MC Write 5.1
MC Mixed 6.9
19% 6.67 GB/s
SC Read 3.4
SC Write 3.2
SC Mixed 4.1
10% 3.57 GB/s
Latency 221
18% 221 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 18.1%
Great: 45%
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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 LX Builds (Compare 2,381 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX - $82

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 36% - Below average Total price: $214
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