Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Performance Results

Gaming 24%
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 19%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 58.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics35.2% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive55% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Very high background CPU (64%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M/USB3  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141202
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateNov 12 '22 at 08:57
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 64%

 PC Performing as expected (44th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-6300-$706
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
58.8% Above average
Memory 83.3
1-Core 60.6
2-Core 113
54% 85.6 Pts
4-Core 194
8-Core 235
28% 214 Pts
64-Core 242
15% 242 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 58.8%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$1,557
Nvidia(10DE 1138) 2GB
CLim: 1557 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 522.25
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
35.2% Below average
Lighting 45.1
Reflection 46.6
Parallax 42.3
36% 44.7 fps
MRender 37.3
Gravity 42.6
Splatting 37.3
34% 39.1 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 35.2%
Great: 36%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 2TB-$1,142
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 183 192 203 206 206 MB/s
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
55% Above average
Read 211
Write 197
Mixed 193
SusWrite 192
45% 198 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 41.7
4K Mixed 32
104% 33.6 MB/s
DQ Read 33.4
DQ Write 68.3
DQ Mixed 44.2
36% 48.6 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 55%
Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
Performing below potential (25th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
47% Average
MC Read 20.3
MC Write 13.1
MC Mixed 17.3
48% 16.9 GB/s
SC Read 10.1
SC Write 8.7
SC Mixed 12.2
30% 10.3 GB/s
Latency 74.6
54% 74.6 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 47%
Great: 97%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 71 58 60 27.5" 1280 720 SAM0B80 U28D590
Typical M5A78L-M/USB3 Builds (Compare 1,431 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop 53%
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $415

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $1,279
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