Asus M3A78-EM

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 33.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics28.3% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus M3A78-EM  (all builds)
Memory6 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20101008
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 17:32
Run Duration92 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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 9850
AM2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
33.5% Below average
SC Int 58.9
SC Float 37
SC Mixed 45
38% 47 Pts
QC Int 232
QC Float 146
QC Mixed 176
42% 184 Pts
MC Int 236
MC Float 146
MC Mixed 177
28% 186 Pts
Poor: 23%
This bench: 33.5%
Great: 37%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 260X-$120
PwrHis(1787 2339) 2GB
CLim: 1130 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.3.1
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
28.3% Poor
Lighting 82.5
Reflection 80.6
Parallax 104
28% 89.1 fps
MRender 57.3
Gravity 72.7
Splatting 73.9
28% 68 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 28.3%
Great: 30%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$33
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
70.9% Very good
Read 132
Write 115
Mixed 95.8
85% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.59
4K Mixed 0.27
75% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 70.9%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR2
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
25% Poor
MC Read 9.7
MC Write 5.9
MC Mixed 9.3
24% 8.3 GB/s
SC Read 6.2
SC Write 5.1
SC Mixed 6.5
17% 5.93 GB/s
Latency 85.7
47% 85.7 ns
Poor: 15%
This bench: 25%
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-EM Builds (Compare 335 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M3A78-EM - $18

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 113% - Outstanding Total price: $104
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