Asus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 50.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics32.4% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 6 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
13 months ago, 10 months ago.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160405
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 22 '17 at 17:48
Run Duration221 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD FX-8320-$74
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
50.4% Above average
SC Int 73.9
SC Float 62.4
SC Mixed 68.4
55% 68.2 Pts
QC Int 262
QC Float 228
QC Mixed 248
56% 246 Pts
MC Int 428
MC Float 370
MC Mixed 400
60% 399 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 60%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7950-$290
Sapphire(174B 3000) 3GB
CLim: 925 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.12.1
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
32.4% Below average
Lighting 116
Reflection 78.1
Parallax 98.7
34% 97.6 fps
MRender 55.9
Gravity 87.4
Splatting 77.9
31% 73.7 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 32.4%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$33
435GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
52% Above average
Read 90.6
Write 90.2
Mixed 31.3
52% 70.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 2.17
4K Mixed 0.37
112% 1.09 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 52%
Great: 70%
Seagate ST3250310NS 250GB-$170
83GB free
Firmware: MA0D Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
56.4% Above average
Read 101
Write 95.7
Mixed 27.1
54% 74.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.46
4K Mixed 0.36
90% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 56.4%
Great: 59%
WD Blue 160GB (2007)-$15
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.03E02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
47% Average
Read 85.3
Write 78.3
Mixed 27.2
46% 63.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.74
4K Mixed 0.23
80% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 47%
Great: 59%
Samsung HD161HJ 160GB-$40
12GB free
Firmware: GF100-07 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 15% Great: 42%
WD Blue 160GB (2007)-$15
12GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
32.7% Below average
Read 55.6
Write 57.7
Mixed 27.1
34% 46.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.33
102% 1.04 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 32.7%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16GB
null MHz
8192, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
41.6% Average
MC Read 16.7
MC Write 13.9
MC Mixed 13.6
42% 14.7 GB/s
SC Read 9
SC Write 7.2
SC Mixed 10.1
25% 8.77 GB/s
Latency 70
57% 70 ns
Poor: 25%
This bench: 41.6%
Great: 52%
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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 PLUS/USB3 Builds (Compare 4,359 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $228
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