Asus M5A78L-M LX3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 62.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics6.43% 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 Drive17.3% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 12 years and 2 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.
Very high background CPU (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M LX3  (all builds)
Memory6.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20120824
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 16 '21 at 16:26
Run Duration153 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU 31%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Phenom II X4 945
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
62.1% Good
Memory 86.2
1-Core 55.6
2-Core 111
55% 84.2 Pts
4-Core 222
8-Core 223
30% 222 Pts
64-Core 224
15% 224 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon HD 6670
Asus(1043 03EA) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.301.1901.0
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
6.43% Terrible
Lighting 8.7
Reflection 9.4
Parallax 7.3
7% 8.47 fps
MRender 9.2
Gravity 6.7
Splatting 7.4
6% 7.77 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 6.43%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Ccboot iSCSI 1TB
896GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 24 25 27 26 28 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
17.3% Very poor
Read 74.4
Write 30.1
Mixed 43.3
SusWrite 25.6
10% 43.4 MB/s
4K Read 10.9
4K Write 15.1
4K Mixed 11.4
39% 12.5 MB/s
DQ Read 10.9
DQ Write 15.3
DQ Mixed 10.8
9% 12.3 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 17.3%
Great: 71%
Ccboot iSCSI 2TB
89GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 29 29 28 28 28 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
14% Very poor
Read 70.6
Write 50
Mixed 45.3
SusWrite 28.5
11% 48.6 MB/s
4K Read 11.1
4K Write 10.5
4K Mixed 6.2
30% 9.27 MB/s
DQ Read 7.8
DQ Write 11.9
DQ Mixed 9.1
7% 9.6 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 14%
Great: 106%
Ccboot iSCSI 8TB
185GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 29 29 28 29 28 MB/s
Performing below potential (54th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
17.2% Very poor
Read 76.1
Write 38.5
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 28.6
10% 46.4 MB/s
4K Read 10.4
4K Write 15.7
4K Mixed 11.1
38% 12.4 MB/s
DQ Read 9.8
DQ Write 13.3
DQ Mixed 9.4
8% 10.8 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 17.2%
Great: 26%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing below potential (39th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
33.4% Below average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 7.7
MC Mixed 12
33% 11.4 GB/s
SC Read 7.2
SC Write 6.4
SC Mixed 8.3
21% 7.3 GB/s
Latency 71.1
56% 71.1 ns
Poor: 16%
This bench: 33.4%
Great: 68%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A78L-M LX3 Builds (Compare 6,489 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 22%
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Desktop
Desktop 68%
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Workstation
Workstation 18%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX3 - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $421
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