Asus M3A78-EM

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 37%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics57.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive38.2% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus M3A78-EM  (all builds)
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20101008
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 13 '18 at 15:07
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User KOR-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T-$175
AM2, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
37% Below average
1-Core 57.2
2-Core 109
39% 82.9 Pts
4-Core 202
8-Core 243
30% 223 Pts
64-Core 258
17% 258 Pts
Poor: 30%
This bench: 37%
Great: 45%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$140
CLim: 1400 MHz, MLim: 1920 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.12.1.1
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
57.6% Above average
Lighting 221
Reflection 184
Parallax 277
58% 227 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 212
Splatting 130
58% 163 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HP M700 120GB
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Q1107A1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 100 34 38 37 34 MB/s
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
38.2% Below average
Read 220
Write 191
Mixed 32.4
SusWrite 68.6
28% 128 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 37.4
4K Mixed 11.3
79% 26.1 MB/s
DQ Read 33.6
DQ Write 75
DQ Mixed 15.3
23% 41.3 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 38.2%
Great: 99%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$35
138GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 88 87 87 87 87 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
49% Average
Read 83.6
Write 80.7
Mixed 54
SusWrite 87.1
56% 76.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 49%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR2
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
26.3% Poor
MC Read 9.9
MC Write 6.3
MC Mixed 9.5
24% 8.57 GB/s
SC Read 6.1
SC Write 6.4
SC Mixed 8
20% 6.83 GB/s
Latency 79.9
50% 79.9 ns
Poor: 14%
This bench: 26.3%
Great: 42%
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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 570 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M3A78-EM - $18

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $213
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