Asus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 35.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics0.34% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (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.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3  (all builds)
Memory5.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161118
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 07 '19 at 01:30
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (56th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD Phenom II X4 925-$150
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
35.6% Below average
1-Core 52
2-Core 103
37% 77.6 Pts
4-Core 207
8-Core 189
28% 198 Pts
64-Core 198
13% 198 Pts
Poor: 27%
This bench: 35.6%
Great: 40%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics
Asus(1043 8388) 256MB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.9001
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
0.34% Terrible
Lighting 1.5
Reflection 3
Parallax 0.9
0% 1.8 fps
MRender 1.5
Gravity 1
Splatting 0.6
0% 1.03 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.34%
Great: 0%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST3750640NS 750GB-$38
681GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3CNR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 67 67 63 67 66 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
40.4% Average
Read 74.9
Write 68.7
Mixed 39.3
SusWrite 65.6
46% 62.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
105% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 40.4%
Great: 43%
USB DISK 2.0 8GB
7GB free, PID 4200
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.6 2.7 1.9 2.6 3.6 3.8 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
3.39% Terrible
Read 13.3
Write 3.8
Mixed 1.8
SusWrite 2.9
6% 5.45 MB/s
4K Read 3.5
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
13% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.39%
Great: 9%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
27.1% Poor
MC Read 10.9
MC Write 7.3
MC Mixed 8.5
25% 8.9 GB/s
SC Read 7.2
SC Write 6.1
SC Mixed 6.6
19% 6.63 GB/s
Latency 76.2
52% 76.2 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 27.1%
Great: 49%
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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 PLUS/USB3 Builds (Compare 7,741 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3

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