Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 63%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics94.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M LX PLUS  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140911
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 26 '21 at 00:21
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8350-$130
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
63% Good
Memory 82.5
1-Core 77.3
2-Core 136
62% 98.5 Pts
4-Core 273
8-Core 155
32% 214 Pts
64-Core 158
11% 158 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 63%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 461.40
Performing below potential (49th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
94.6% Outstanding
Lighting 114
Reflection 131
Parallax 120
92% 122 fps
MRender 95.5
Gravity 127
Splatting 0.2
98% 74.3 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 94.6%
Great: 104%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
632GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 20 12 11 26 62 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
46.9% Average
Read 138
Write 120
Mixed 71.3
SusWrite 25.1
65% 88.5 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
225% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 46.9%
Great: 108%
Toshiba X300 5TB-$146
1TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 32 30 31 34 64 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
57.5% Above average
Read 162
Write 159
Mixed 52.8
SusWrite 37.5
75% 103 MB/s
4K Read 4
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
318% 2.4 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 57.5%
Great: 109%
Toshiba X300 5TB-$146
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 141 156 155 155 148 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
88.1% Excellent
Read 162
Write 162
Mixed 59.5
SusWrite 144
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 3.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
308% 2.3 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 88.1%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB DIMM
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
46.4% Average
MC Read 20
MC Write 14.8
MC Mixed 17.7
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 6.1
SC Write 4.9
SC Mixed 8
18% 6.33 GB/s
Latency 76.1
52% 76.1 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 46.4%
Great: 89%

 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 1,186 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $321
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