Asus M3A78-EM

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 43.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics55.4% 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 Drive48.9% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Very high background CPU (40%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M3A78-EM  (all builds)
Memory3.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20100825
Uptime1.5 Days
Run DateDec 24 '18 at 03:44
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 40%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD Phenom II X4 965-$144
AM2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
43.2% Average
1-Core 62.9
2-Core 126
44% 94.4 Pts
4-Core 250
8-Core 249
34% 249 Pts
64-Core 242
16% 242 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 48%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
55.4% Above average
Lighting 210
Reflection 185
Parallax 220
55% 205 fps
MRender 157
Gravity 199
Splatting 134
56% 163 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$61
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 64 66 68 70 71 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
48.9% Average
Read 193
Write 181
Mixed 169
SusWrite 66.6
34% 152 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 47.7
4K Mixed 34.2
111% 36.5 MB/s
DQ Read 33.9
DQ Write 70.3
DQ Mixed 44
36% 49.4 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 48.9%
Great: 123%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$39
496GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 186 194 192 193 193 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
88.7% Excellent
Read 117
Write 128
Mixed 26.5
SusWrite 191
84% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2.2
391% 2.87 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 88.7%
Great: 110%
WD WD10EAVS-00D7B1 1TB
714GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 67 68 69 70 71 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
42.9% Average
Read 81.4
Write 77.7
Mixed 49.4
SusWrite 68
51% 69.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 42.9%
Great: 52%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR2
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
28.1% Poor
MC Read 9.9
MC Write 7.6
MC Mixed 10.2
26% 9.23 GB/s
SC Read 6
SC Write 6.6
SC Mixed 8.3
20% 6.97 GB/s
Latency 75.6
53% 75.6 ns
Poor: 15%
This bench: 28.1%
Great: 45%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 38%
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Workstation
Workstation 22%
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Motherboard: Asus M3A78-EM - $18

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - Very poor Total price: $79
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