Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 39.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
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.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 3 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
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20120828
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateSep 07 '19 at 16:07
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User ZAF-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (55th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-4300-$47
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
39.1% Below average
1-Core 73.7
2-Core 143
51% 108 Pts
4-Core 240
8-Core 242
33% 241 Pts
64-Core 242
16% 242 Pts
Poor: 23%
This bench: 39.1%
Great: 39%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung HD252HJ 250GB
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AC01113
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 52 63 70 72 72 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
37% Below average
Read 63.8
Write 64.9
Mixed 44.5
SusWrite 64.7
44% 59.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 37%
Great: 60%
Samsung HD103SI 1TB-$65
544GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 55 65 71 72 72 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
48.3% Average
Read 102
Write 108
Mixed 54.2
SusWrite 65.6
60% 82.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 48.3%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
39.5% Below average
MC Read 17.2
MC Write 8.9
MC Mixed 15
39% 13.7 GB/s
SC Read 10
SC Write 6.6
SC Mixed 11.8
27% 9.47 GB/s
Latency 71.8
56% 71.8 ns
Poor: 23%
This bench: 39.5%
Great: 64%
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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 17,620 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 39%
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Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $346
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