Asus M4A78-EM

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 26%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 28.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics19.7% 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 Drive6.49% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
Memory6GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 6GB 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M4A78-EM  (all builds)
Memory2.8 GB free of 6 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20101215
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateJun 09 '19 at 15:06
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 9650-$125
AM2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
28.3% Poor
SC Int 49.8
SC Float 31.6
SC Mixed 38
32% 39.8 Pts
QC Int 197
QC Float 120
QC Mixed 148
35% 155 Pts
MC Int 203
MC Float 130
MC Mixed 156
25% 163 Pts
Poor: 21%
This bench: 28.3%
Great: 33%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
PowerColor(148C 2336) 2GB
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 19.4.3
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
19.7% Very poor
Lighting 92.6
Reflection 37.7
Parallax 62.7
25% 64.3 fps
MRender 29.3
Gravity 42
Splatting 38.8
16% 36.7 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 19.7%
Great: 40%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 120GB-$20
12GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 03090004
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.8 3.8 4 3.6 3.9 4.2 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
6.49% Terrible
Read 98.3
Write 73.5
Mixed 7
SusWrite 4
10% 45.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 3
7% 2.27 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 6.49%
Great: 79%
Samsung HD322HJ 320GB-$44
244GB free
Firmware: 1AC01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 113 113 113 114 113 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
63.3% Good
Read 107
Write 71.7
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 113
65% 89 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
196% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 63.3%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 6GB
null MHz
1024, 2048, 1024, 2048 MB
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
17.2% Very poor
MC Read 5.4
MC Write 4.9
MC Mixed 6.2
16% 5.5 GB/s
SC Read 4.6
SC Write 4.4
SC Mixed 4.9
13% 4.63 GB/s
Latency 116
34% 116 ns
Poor: 13%
This bench: 17.2%
Great: 46%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M4A78-EM Builds (Compare 178 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M4A78-EM

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $70
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