Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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.
Graphics7.98% 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.
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 (37%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory4.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20111130
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 22 '20 at 21:59
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 37%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-6100-$54
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
61.3% Good
Memory 83.8
1-Core 65.4
2-Core 122
58% 90.3 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 296
33% 255 Pts
64-Core 299
20% 299 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 61.3%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 550-Ti-$250
Device(0000 0000) 2GB
CLim: 900 MHz, MLim: 266 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
7.98% Terrible
Lighting 21.4
Reflection 23.9
Parallax 22.9
6% 22.7 fps
MRender 11.4
Gravity 32.6
Splatting 23
8% 22.3 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 7.98%
Great: 11%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba P300 1TB-$50
903GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA8R0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 20 25 28 24 23 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
14.5% Very poor
Read 26.1
Write 19.6
Mixed 23.1
SusWrite 24.4
17% 23.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.3
43% 0.23 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 14.5%
Great: 108%
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB-$72
28GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 24 25 24 25 25 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
22.8% Poor
Read 24.7
Write 24.1
Mixed 22.7
SusWrite 24.4
33% 24 MB/s
4K Read 4.3
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 3.9
292% 4.13 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 22.8%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
42.9% Average
MC Read 17.9
MC Write 13
MC Mixed 14.7
43% 15.2 GB/s
SC Read 9.1
SC Write 8
SC Mixed 12.1
28% 9.73 GB/s
Latency 73.8
54% 73.8 ns
Poor: 17%
This bench: 42.9%
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 5,326 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $171
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