Asus M3A78-EM

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 24%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 22.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics0.57% 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.
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.
MotherboardAsus M3A78-EM  (all builds)
Memory5 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20101008
Uptime23 Days
Run DateJul 18 '17 at 00:32
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th 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 Phenom 9550
AM2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
22.5% Poor
SC Int 45.1
SC Float 29.2
SC Mixed 37.1
30% 37.1 Pts
QC Int 144
QC Float 104
QC Mixed 104
27% 117 Pts
MC Int 176
MC Float 115
MC Mixed 139
22% 143 Pts
Poor: 22%
This bench: 22.5%
Great: 33%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI Radeon HD 3200
Asus(1043 82F1) 256MB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.9001
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
0.57% Terrible
Lighting 1.9
Reflection 3.8
Parallax 1.2
0% 2.3 fps
MRender 1.8
Gravity 0.4
Splatting 2.7
1% 1.63 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.57%
Great: 1%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$57
254GB free
Firmware: CC4C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
83.6% Excellent
Read 146
Write 146
Mixed 112
101% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.27
4K Write 0.76
4K Mixed 0.2
47% 0.41 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 107%
Hitachi HDT725040VLA360 400GB
28GB free
Firmware: V5COA7BA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
21.2% Poor
Read 31.9
Write 41.8
Mixed 26.2
25% 33.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.31
4K Write 1.36
4K Mixed 0.26
68% 0.65 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 21.2%
Great: 37%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR2
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
21.2% Poor
MC Read 8.2
MC Write 4.9
MC Mixed 8.5
21% 7.2 GB/s
SC Read 4
SC Write 4.3
SC Mixed 4.6
12% 4.3 GB/s
Latency 102
39% 102 ns
Poor: 15%
This bench: 21.2%
Great: 45%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M3A78-EM Builds (Compare 223 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M3A78-EM - $18

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 115% - Outstanding Total price: $168
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