Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 59.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics19.5% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive35.8% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory9.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 13 '21 at 02:41
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T-$300
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
59.6% Above average
Memory 74.6
1-Core 61.9
2-Core 125
54% 87.1 Pts
4-Core 242
8-Core 351
38% 296 Pts
64-Core 348
23% 348 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 59.6%
Great: 68%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 570-$350
MSI(1462 2571) 1.2GB
CLim: 770 MHz, MLim: 1000 MHz, Ram: 1.2GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
19.5% Very poor
Lighting 24.1
Reflection 40
Parallax 29
20% 31 fps
MRender 39
Gravity 21.6
Splatting 25.4
20% 28.7 fps
Poor: 18%
This bench: 19.5%
Great: 20%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$29
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1H5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 79 70 73 32 71 MB/s
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
35.8% Below average
Read 97.3
Write 73.2
Mixed 143
SusWrite 62.8
21% 94.1 MB/s
4K Read 22.4
4K Write 42.7
4K Mixed 22.7
86% 29.3 MB/s
DQ Read 23.8
DQ Write 57.4
DQ Mixed 24.7
23% 35.3 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 35.8%
Great: 100%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$76
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 149 151 146 151 148 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
85.2% Excellent
Read 148
Write 142
Mixed 63
SusWrite 149
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
203% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 86%
Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB
950GB free
Firmware: 0711
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 26 27 27 27 27 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
15.2% Very poor
Read 25.7
Write 23
Mixed 21.9
SusWrite 26.7
18% 24.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 15.2%
Great: 97%
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 64GB
55GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 17 16 15 16 15 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
14.2% Very poor
Read 24.5
Write 17.4
Mixed 15.5
SusWrite 15.9
24% 18.3 MB/s
4K Read 3
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 2.7
174% 2.6 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 14.2%
Great: 40%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM
Performing below potential (11th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
28.2% Poor
MC Read 12.9
MC Write 6.4
MC Mixed 9.7
28% 9.67 GB/s
SC Read 6.3
SC Write 5.1
SC Mixed 8.2
19% 6.53 GB/s
Latency 91.2
44% 91.2 ns
Poor: 25%
This bench: 28.2%
Great: 59%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A78L-M/USB3 Builds (Compare 9,563 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: 68% - Good Total price: $172
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