Asus M5A78L-M LX3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 59.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics8.78% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
5 months ago, 5 months ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M LX3  (all builds)
Memory2.2 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
DisplayΧρώματα 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130419
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 18 '21 at 13:48
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-4300-$90
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
59.5% Above average
Memory 89.3
1-Core 66.1
2-Core 128
60% 94.4 Pts
4-Core 168
8-Core 211
25% 189 Pts
64-Core 225
15% 225 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 59.5%
Great: 65%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 250X
Sapphire(174B A002) 1GB
CLim: 950 MHz, MLim: 1125 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 21.4.1
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
8.78% Terrible
Lighting 10.3
Reflection 17.6
Parallax 17.7
8% 15.2 fps
MRender 13.9
Gravity 11.1
Splatting 11.9
9% 12.3 fps
Poor: 9%
This bench: 8.78%
Great: 15%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 320GB (2008)-$40
214GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 26 14 9.6 8.9 68 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
27.4% Poor
Read 68.7
Write 81.2
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 26.4
42% 56.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
139% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 27.4%
Great: 61%
WDC WD50 00AAKS-00A7B2 500GB
426GB free, PID 2338
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
1.86% Terrible
Read 0.7
Write 0.5
Mixed 0.8
SusWrite 0.7
1% 0.68 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.4
32% 0.4 MB/s
Poor: 2%
This bench: 1.86%
Great: 19%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
4GB DIMM
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
38.7% Below average
MC Read 15.9
MC Write 10.5
MC Mixed 13
38% 13.1 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 11.8
28% 9.9 GB/s
Latency 68.1
59% 68.1 ns
Poor: 10%
This bench: 38.7%
Great: 38%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical M5A78L-M LX3 Builds (Compare 6,626 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX3 - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $420
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