Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 63.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics1.41% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive35.1% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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 (39%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 18 '21 at 16:27
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU 39%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 above expectations (68th percentile)
63.8% Good
Memory 81.9
1-Core 65.8
2-Core 131
58% 92.8 Pts
4-Core 247
8-Core 429
42% 338 Pts
64-Core 431
29% 431 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 63.8%
Great: 69%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 9400 GT
XFX(1682 236D) 512MB
Ram: 512MB, Driver: 342.01
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
1.41% Terrible
Lighting 1.8
Reflection 0.4
Parallax 0.6
2% 0.93 fps
MRender 1.6
Gravity 1.7
Splatting 1.5
1% 1.6 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.41%
Great: 1%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$29
143GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61K1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 136 131 84 34 137 MB/s
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
35.1% Below average
Read 165
Write 63.4
Mixed 114
SusWrite 113
25% 114 MB/s
4K Read 18.7
4K Write 28.7
4K Mixed 17.6
66% 21.7 MB/s
DQ Read 21.7
DQ Write 38.3
DQ Mixed 22.4
19% 27.5 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 35.1%
Great: 99%
Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 32GB-$6
25GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 11 11 9.8 11 9.7 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
19.3% Very poor
Read 90.9
Write 16.2
Mixed 27.2
SusWrite 10.8
37% 36.3 MB/s
4K Read 8.3
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 1
85% 3.3 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 19.3%
Great: 31%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
48.7% Average
MC Read 20.5
MC Write 15.7
MC Mixed 17.3
51% 17.8 GB/s
SC Read 9.3
SC Write 8
SC Mixed 11.7
28% 9.67 GB/s
Latency 77.1
52% 77.1 ns
Poor: 16%
This bench: 48.7%
Great: 68%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A78L-M/USB3 Builds (Compare 9,629 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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