Asus M4A78-AM

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 24%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 23.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics0.58% 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.
Memory2GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows however a minimum of 4GB is recommended for gaming or any other RAM intensive tasks such as photo/video editing. This system will also be a little more responsive with 4GB of RAM.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M4A78-AM  (all builds)
Memory0.9 GB free of 2 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20090519
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 12:55
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User UKR-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 Athlon II X2 240
AM2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
23.9% Poor
SC Int 67.5
SC Float 40.5
SC Mixed 50.2
42% 52.7 Pts
QC Int 121
QC Float 77.9
QC Mixed 96.6
22% 98.6 Pts
MC Int 122
MC Float 76.6
MC Mixed 95.2
15% 98.1 Pts
Poor: 16%
This bench: 23.9%
Great: 26%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI Radeon HD 3200
Asus(1043 82F1) 256MB
Driver: aticfx32.dll Ver. 8.970.100.9001
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
0.58% Terrible
Lighting 1.9
Reflection 3
Parallax 1.2
0% 2.03 fps
MRender 1.8
Gravity 0.6
Splatting 2.5
1% 1.63 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.58%
Great: 1%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST31000520AS 1TB-$164
548GB free
Firmware: CC32 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
43.2% Average
Read 86
Write 64.8
Mixed 79.2
58% 76.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.15
4K Write 0.18
4K Mixed 0.13
24% 0.15 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1x2GB
1 of 2 slots used
2GB DIMM DDR2
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
16.6% Very poor
MC Read 4.9
MC Write 5
MC Mixed 5
14% 4.97 GB/s
SC Read 4.5
SC Write 4.7
SC Mixed 4.4
13% 4.53 GB/s
Latency 93.6
43% 93.6 ns
Poor: 8%
This bench: 16.6%
Great: 26%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M4A78-AM Builds (Compare 24 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus M4A78-AM

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