Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 44%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics32.2% 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)
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.
Run History
1 month ago, 12 days ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131112
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 22 '19 at 13:00
Run Duration181 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (47th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8370-$154
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
44% Average
1-Core 78.9
2-Core 158
56% 118 Pts
4-Core 198
8-Core 498
41% 348 Pts
64-Core 495
33% 495 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 44%
Great: 56%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
32.2% Below average
Lighting 137
Reflection 115
Parallax 125
36% 126 fps
MRender 82.6
Gravity 118
Splatting 84.2
32% 94.8 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 32.2%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
Read 193
Write 222
Mixed 201
46% 205 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 48.9
4K Mixed 29.2
98% 33.6 MB/s
DQ Read 26.2
DQ Write 68.7
DQ Mixed 34.9
30% 43.3 MB/s
Poor: 61% Great: 99%
Crucial MX500 1TB-$107
866GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
Read 226
Write 211
Mixed 220
49% 219 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 51.7
4K Mixed 37.2
121% 39.7 MB/s
DQ Read 34
DQ Write 69.7
DQ Mixed 45.6
36% 49.8 MB/s
Poor: 79% Great: 125%
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$51
36GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
Read 227
Write 218
Mixed 202
48% 216 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 50.7
4K Mixed 38.4
124% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 37.1
DQ Write 64.8
DQ Mixed 45.5
36% 49.1 MB/s
Poor: 74% Great: 128%
WD Blue 320GB (2008)-$17
90GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 97.2
Write 91.3
Mixed 63.3
62% 83.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 24% Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
50.9% Above average
MC Read 20.7
MC Write 15.5
MC Mixed 18.1
52% 18.1 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 9.1
SC Mixed 13.1
31% 11 GB/s
Latency 60.7
66% 60.7 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 60%
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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 18,085 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%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $361
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