Asus M5A78L-M LX3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 1%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 52.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics0.94% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory6GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 6GB 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M LX3  (all builds)
Memory4.4 GB free of 6 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20120824
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 09 '21 at 18:00
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Athlon II X2 270-$60
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
52.4% Above average
Memory 84.1
1-Core 62.8
2-Core 123
57% 89.9 Pts
4-Core 124
8-Core 124
17% 124 Pts
64-Core 126
8% 126 Pts
Poor: 30%
This bench: 52.4%
Great: 52%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI Radeon HD 4300
XFX(1682 2462) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.1100
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
0.94% Terrible
Lighting 1.4
Reflection 3
Parallax 1.4
1% 1.93 fps
MRender 1.4
Gravity 0.8
Splatting 1.5
1% 1.23 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 0.94%
Great: 1%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung HD161HJ 160GB-$40
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GF100-07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 45 36 45 45 45 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
25.3% Poor
Read 48.8
Write 55.5
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 39.2
34% 45.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 25.3%
Great: 42%
Samsung HD322HJ 320GB-$44
97GB free
Firmware: 1AC01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 45 39 45 46 46 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
36.7% Below average
Read 86.2
Write 57
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 41.2
45% 60.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 36.7%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 6GB
null MHz
4096, 2048 MB
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
29.6% Poor
MC Read 11.9
MC Write 7.1
MC Mixed 10.1
28% 9.7 GB/s
SC Read 7.6
SC Write 6.8
SC Mixed 8.5
22% 7.63 GB/s
Latency 73.2
55% 73.2 ns
Poor: 12%
This bench: 29.6%
Great: 46%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M5A78L-M LX3 Builds (Compare 6,486 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
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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