Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 61.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics13.2% 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.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
Very high background CPU (81%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory9.8 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 02 '21 at 10:55
Run Duration182 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 81%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8320-$244
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
61.3% Good
Memory 80
1-Core 65.8
2-Core 129
57% 91.7 Pts
4-Core 232
8-Core 358
38% 295 Pts
64-Core 360
24% 360 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 61.3%
Great: 70%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia Quadro K4000
HP(103C 079C) 3GB
CLim: 810 MHz, MLim: 1404 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 452.57
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
13.2% Very poor
Lighting 14.2
Reflection 17.7
Parallax 19.2
12% 17 fps
MRender 21.3
Gravity 18.3
Splatting 15.5
15% 18.4 fps
Poor: 12%
This bench: 13.2%
Great: 14%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS900 120GB-$25
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.5 12 12 9.9 10 24 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 39% Great: 86%
Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$200
424GB free
Firmware: 2B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 221 225 182 172 180 178 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
62.6% Good
Read 173
Write 168
Mixed 134
SusWrite 193
38% 167 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 50.9
4K Mixed 27.7
96% 33.6 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 347
252% 328 MB/s
Poor: 282%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 460%
WD Purple Surveillance 3TB (2017)-$80
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 128 119 114 116 115 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
46.6% Average
Read 42.9
Write 74.8
Mixed 38
SusWrite 119
50% 68.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 46.6%
Great: 114%
Hitachi HTS545050B9A300 500GB-$55
29GB free
Firmware: PB4OC60F
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 46 47 47 43 38 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
25% Poor
Read 42.4
Write 44.9
Mixed 24
SusWrite 44.5
28% 39 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.3
58% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 25%
Great: 46%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$79
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 99 101 100 98 98 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
52% Above average
Read 82.9
Write 78.9
Mixed 48.1
SusWrite 98.1
56% 77 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 52%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 12GB
null MHz
2048, 2048, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
43% Average
MC Read 17.4
MC Write 14.9
MC Mixed 13.8
44% 15.4 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 7.7
SC Mixed 11.7
28% 9.77 GB/s
Latency 80.6
50% 80.6 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 43%
Great: 50%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A78L-M/USB3 Builds (Compare 9,096 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/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $174
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