Asus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 43.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics6.55% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3  (all builds)
Memory5.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161118
Uptime1 Days
Run DateJan 10 '18 at 01:45
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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-4300-$66
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
43.7% Average
SC Int 66.4
SC Float 64.6
SC Mixed 68.7
53% 66.6 Pts
QC Int 199
QC Float 190
QC Mixed 213
46% 201 Pts
MC Int 216
MC Float 169
MC Mixed 217
30% 201 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 43.7%
Great: 51%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 730
Zotac(19DA 730B) 2GB
CLim: 901 MHz, MLim: 400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
6.55% Terrible
Lighting 17.9
Reflection 18.2
Parallax 24.4
6% 20.2 fps
MRender 8.7
Gravity 21.7
Splatting 16.5
7% 15.6 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.55%
Great: 9%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)-$70
762GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 195
Write 181
Mixed 117
122% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.75
4K Mixed 0.28
94% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 108%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
29.6% Poor
MC Read 10.8
MC Write 8.8
MC Mixed 9.4
28% 9.67 GB/s
SC Read 9.4
SC Write 7.6
SC Mixed 9
25% 8.67 GB/s
Latency 81.8
49% 81.8 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 29.6%
Great: 44%
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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 1,323 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $285
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