Asus M5A78L-M LX V2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 27%
Desktop 25%
Workstation 29%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing 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 45.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics30% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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 below expectations (20th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8350-$105
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
45.2% Average
1-Core 25.2
2-Core 51.3
18% 38.2 Pts
4-Core 272
8-Core 498
48% 385 Pts
64-Core 388
26% 388 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 45.2%
Great: 55%
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 (6th percentile)
30% Poor
Lighting 90.3
Reflection 80.6
Parallax 186
28% 119 fps
MRender 63.2
Gravity 140
Splatting 91.6
33% 98.4 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 30%
Great: 41%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 120GB-$22
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: 80%
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB-$8
25GB free, PID 5581
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 18 18 18 16 12 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th 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: 12%
This bench: 14.6%
Great: 38%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
Performing as expected (54th 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: 18%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 62%
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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 1,903 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
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Desktop 36%
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Workstation 21%

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX V2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 36% - Below average Total price: $140
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