Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 51.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics10.3% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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.
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.
Run History
6 months ago, 3 months ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime24.8 Days
Run DateFeb 21 '17 at 14:08
Run Duration91 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (45th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD FX-8300-$105
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
51.2% Above average
SC Int 84.3
SC Float 73
SC Mixed 78.3
63% 78.5 Pts
QC Int 263
QC Float 221
QC Mixed 237
55% 240 Pts
MC Int 421
MC Float 360
MC Mixed 407
60% 396 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 51.2%
Great: 61%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 5750
PwrHis(1787 200A) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1151.1008
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
10.3% Very poor
Lighting 35
Reflection 24.2
Parallax 31.6
10% 30.3 fps
MRender 18.5
Gravity 25.5
Splatting 25
10% 23 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 10.3%
Great: 12%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2010)-$66
217GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
40.7% Average
Read 74.2
Write 67.6
Mixed 68.8
53% 70.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.27
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.35
79% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 40.7%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
45.4% Average
MC Read 17.3
MC Write 15.2
MC Mixed 15.5
46% 16 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 9.4
SC Mixed 12.4
31% 10.8 GB/s
Latency 70.6
57% 70.6 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 45.4%
Great: 78%
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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 5,909 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $186
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