Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
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 34.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics14.1% 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.
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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M LX PLUS  (all builds)
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130319
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 28 '19 at 13:18
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 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-4100-$110
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
34.8% Below average
1-Core 67.7
2-Core 112
44% 90.1 Pts
4-Core 217
8-Core 213
30% 215 Pts
64-Core 210
14% 210 Pts
Poor: 20%
This bench: 34.8%
Great: 38%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 560-$180
EVGA(3842 1460) 1GB
CLim: 810 MHz, MLim: 1002 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below potential (62nd percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (50 fps cap detected)
14.1% Very poor
Lighting 51.1
Reflection 51.8
Parallax 48.8
13% 50.6 fps
MRender 50.9
Gravity 52.3
Splatting 46.3
16% 49.8 fps
Poor: 11%
This bench: 14.1%
Great: 16%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 320GB (2008)-$17
220GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 40.00A40
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 76 102 110 106 104 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
59.4% Above average
Read 113
Write 101
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 94.2
69% 93.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
188% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 59.4%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
36.6% Below average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 10.8
MC Mixed 12.6
36% 12.6 GB/s
SC Read 8.3
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 10
26% 8.93 GB/s
Latency 77.2
52% 77.2 ns
Poor: 17%
This bench: 36.6%
Great: 57%
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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 LX PLUS Builds (Compare 2,376 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS - $82

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 32% - Below average Total price: $242
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