Asus M5A78L-M LX V2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 28%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (20th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 80 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 relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 43.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics41.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (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.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M LX V2  (all builds)
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120215
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 08 '19 at 20:17
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing way below expectations (20th 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-8350-$60
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
43.8% Average
SC Int 27
SC Float 24.7
SC Mixed 25.2
20% 25.6 Pts
QC Int 146
QC Float 190
QC Mixed 272
46% 203 Pts
MC Int 433
MC Float 417
MC Mixed 388
62% 413 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 43.8%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 3GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1375 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
41.2% Average
Lighting 90.3
Reflection 80.6
Parallax 186
39% 119 fps
MRender 63.2
Gravity 140
Splatting 91.6
43% 98.4 fps
Poor: 37%
This bench: 41.2%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 120GB-$20
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 113 117 117 115 118 MB/s
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
35.1% Below average
Read 211
Write 101
Mixed 125
SusWrite 114
31% 138 MB/s
4K Read 14.5
4K Write 29.9
4K Mixed 16.1
58% 20.2 MB/s
DQ Read 21.2
DQ Write 53.3
DQ Mixed 23.8
22% 32.8 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 35.1%
Great: 79%
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB-$11
25GB free, PID 5581
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 18 18 18 16 12 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
14.6% Very poor
Read 24.2
Write 17.8
Mixed 19.8
SusWrite 16.3
26% 19.5 MB/s
4K Read 3.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 2.3
165% 2.53 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 14.6%
Great: 37%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
41.1% Average
MC Read 15.9
MC Write 13.7
MC Mixed 14.3
42% 14.6 GB/s
SC Read 10.4
SC Write 9.1
SC Mixed 12.1
30% 10.5 GB/s
Latency 96.7
41% 96.7 ns
Poor: 19%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 57%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A78L-M LX V2 Builds (Compare 1,493 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX V2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $149
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