Asus M4A78 PRO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 32.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics20.3% 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.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 11 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M4A78 PRO  (all builds)
Memory2.1 GB free of 4 GB @ 0.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20090914
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 01:26
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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 250 (2013 D.Ri)
AM2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
32.2% Below average
SC Int 88.4
SC Float 53.4
SC Mixed 66.9
56% 69.6 Pts
QC Int 175
QC Float 105
QC Mixed 131
31% 137 Pts
MC Int 175
MC Float 106
MC Mixed 133
21% 138 Pts
Poor: 17%
This bench: 32.2%
Great: 29%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 5870
PwrHis(1787 2289) 1GB
Driver: aticfx32.dll Ver. 15.200.1062.1004
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
20.3% Poor
Lighting 74.6
Reflection 35
Parallax 80
24% 63.2 fps
MRender 25.1
Gravity 57.8
Splatting 40.1
18% 41 fps
Poor: 11%
This bench: 20.3%
Great: 23%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$33
230GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
60.7% Good
Read 107
Write 104
Mixed 51.5
65% 87.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.63
4K Mixed 0.25
79% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 68%
Hitachi HDS721616PLAT80 160GB
15GB free
Firmware: P22OA8BA Max speed: UDMA 133 133 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
35.1% Below average
Read 60.4
Write 61.8
Mixed 19.2
34% 47.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.46
4K Mixed 0.26
74% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 35.1%
Great: 40%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR2
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
28.2% Poor
MC Read 10.2
MC Write 7.8
MC Mixed 9.9
27% 9.3 GB/s
SC Read 7
SC Write 7.5
SC Mixed 7.5
21% 7.33 GB/s
Latency 79.1
51% 79.1 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 28.2%
Great: 40%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M4A78 PRO Builds (Compare 158 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M4A78 PRO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $183
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