Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 50%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics27.9% 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.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (49%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory14.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 20 '17 at 23:11
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU 49%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8350-$90
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
50% Above average
1-Core 78.8
2-Core 145
53% 112 Pts
4-Core 281
8-Core 439
46% 360 Pts
64-Core 502
34% 502 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 50%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
EVGA(3842 2762) 2GB
CLim: 1293 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
27.9% Poor
Lighting 98
Reflection 82.3
Parallax 121
26% 101 fps
MRender 87.4
Gravity 111
Splatting 81.8
30% 93.4 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 27.9%
Great: 30%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung HD160HJ 160GB
149GB free
Firmware: BF10
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
43.2% Average
Read 73.2
Write 77
Mixed 74.2
56% 74.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.42
105% 0.96 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 43%
Samsung HD161HJ 160GB-$40
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JF10
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
44.3% Average
Read 77.6
Write 76.8
Mixed 73.8
57% 76.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 0.65
4K Mixed 0.36
78% 0.54 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
43.8% Average
MC Read 16.7
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 15.3
44% 15.5 GB/s
SC Read 9.7
SC Write 9
SC Mixed 12.4
30% 10.4 GB/s
Latency 77.7
52% 77.7 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 43.8%
Great: 87%
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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 17,182 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $358
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