Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU, SSD
Gaming 0%
Desktop 0%
Workstation 0%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 60.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
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.
Very high background CPU (45%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory3.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 28 '20 at 05:33
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 45%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Phenom II X4 945
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
60.1% Good
Memory 83.8
1-Core 55
2-Core 110
54% 82.8 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 206
29% 210 Pts
64-Core 217
14% 217 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$49
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 143 140 172 155 167 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
81.5% Excellent
Read 125
Write 120
Mixed 65.8
SusWrite 159
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
93% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 109%
6GB free, PID 2000
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 38 39 39 39 37 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
37.8% Below average
Read 142
Write 38.8
Mixed 19
SusWrite 38.5
62% 59.5 MB/s
4K Read 12.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 2.5
197% 5.7 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 37.8%
Great: 36%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
33.2% Below average
MC Read 14.6
MC Write 7.6
MC Mixed 12
33% 11.4 GB/s
SC Read 6.7
SC Write 6.5
SC Mixed 8.8
21% 7.33 GB/s
Latency 73.8
54% 73.8 ns
Poor: 14%
This bench: 33.2%
Great: 42%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A78L-M/USB3 Builds (Compare 9,604 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop 54%
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $172
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