Asus M3A78

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 25%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 23.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics43.6% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 4 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.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M3A78  (all builds)
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20080901
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateNov 14 '17 at 22:00
Run Duration91 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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 8650 Triple-Core
AM2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 3 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
23.9% Poor
SC Int 34.4
SC Float 27
SC Mixed 34.3
26% 31.9 Pts
QC Int 152
QC Float 98
QC Mixed 122
28% 124 Pts
MC Int 161
MC Float 103
MC Mixed 123
20% 129 Pts
Poor: 19%
This bench: 23.9%
Great: 28%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
43.6% Average
Lighting 147
Reflection 120
Parallax 134
44% 134 fps
MRender 86.1
Gravity 128
Splatting 86.7
43% 100 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 43.6%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 500GB (2012)-$60
302GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
83.2% Excellent
Read 139
Write 151
Mixed 109
99% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1.33
4K Write 2.53
4K Mixed 0.34
140% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR2
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
24.7% Poor
MC Read 10.6
MC Write 5.3
MC Mixed 9.4
24% 8.43 GB/s
SC Read 6.2
SC Write 4.1
SC Mixed 6
16% 5.43 GB/s
Latency 96.2
42% 96.2 ns
Poor: 15%
This bench: 24.7%
Great: 44%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M3A78 Builds (Compare 104 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M3A78

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