Asus M5A78L-M LX3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 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 61.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics0.66% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive16.9% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M LX3  (all builds)
Memory3.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160505
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 04 '21 at 03:16
Run Duration164 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing below expectations (29th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-6300-$90
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
61.6% Good
Memory 81.7
1-Core 71
2-Core 129
59% 94 Pts
4-Core 232
8-Core 296
35% 264 Pts
64-Core 302
20% 302 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics
Asus(1043 8388) 256MB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.9001
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
0.66% Terrible
Lighting 0.7
Reflection 1.3
Parallax 0.8
1% 0.93 fps
MRender 0.8
Gravity 1
Splatting 0.5
1% 0.77 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.66%
Great: 1%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$29
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1Z40102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 77 74 68 64 59 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
16.9% Very poor
Read 183
Write 176
Mixed 176
SusWrite 70.2
34% 151 MB/s
4K Read 11
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 0.4
20% 5.6 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 16.9%
Great: 100%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
144GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 78 74 79 70 56 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
39.5% Below average
Read 65.5
Write 76.6
Mixed 48.7
SusWrite 71.9
48% 65.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
178% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 39.5%
Great: 107%
Hitachi HDS721616PLA380 165GB-$46
18GB free
Firmware: P22OABEA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.9 8.4 9.5 8.3 10 9.2 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
13.6% Very poor
Read 38.2
Write 5.5
Mixed 8.7
SusWrite 9.1
11% 15.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
90% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 13.6%
Great: 40%
SanDisk Cruzer Blade 64GB
52GB free, PID 5567
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.3 4.1 3.1 6.6 4.5 4.2 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
1.56% Terrible
Read 4
Write 6.2
Mixed 3
SusWrite 4.4
6% 4.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0.1
4% 0.07 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 1.56%
Great: 18%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1x8GB
1 of 2 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
29.2% Poor
MC Read 10.3
MC Write 9.6
MC Mixed 8.5
27% 9.47 GB/s
SC Read 8.7
SC Write 7.7
SC Mixed 8.5
24% 8.3 GB/s
Latency 77.4
52% 77.4 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 29.2%
Great: 52%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A78L-M LX3 Builds (Compare 6,439 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 68%
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Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX3 - $147

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