Asus M3A78 PRO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 25%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 21.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics1.72% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 4 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.
MotherboardAsus M3A78 PRO  (all builds)
Memory3.2 GB free of 6 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20080604
Uptime2.6 Days
Run DateSep 14 '19 at 06:53
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000+
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
21.9% Poor
1-Core 45.1
2-Core 88.4
32% 66.8 Pts
4-Core 84.1
8-Core 88.7
12% 86.4 Pts
64-Core 88.4
6% 88.4 Pts
Poor: 13%
This bench: 21.9%
Great: 23%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon HD 8470
MSI(1462 B493) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1062.1003
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
1.72% Terrible
Lighting 8.9
Reflection 7.8
Parallax 7.9
2% 8.2 fps
MRender 5.3
Gravity 5.9
Splatting 6
2% 5.73 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 1.72%
Great: 2%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$59
173GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC3E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 62 54 73 73 76 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
41.2% Average
Read 77.3
Write 82
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 66
52% 70.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 41.2%
Great: 69%
WD My Book 1230 3TB
1.5TB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 25 25 24 25 25 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
14.6% Very poor
Read 26.3
Write 24.5
Mixed 23
SusWrite 24.8
33% 24.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
91% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 14.6%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3x2GB
3 of 4 slots used
6GB DIMM DDR2
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
16% Very poor
MC Read 4.6
MC Write 5.1
MC Mixed 4.8
14% 4.83 GB/s
SC Read 5.2
SC Write 4.8
SC Mixed 5.3
15% 5.1 GB/s
Latency 112
36% 112 ns
Poor: 14%
This bench: 16%
Great: 56%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M3A78 PRO Builds (Compare 124 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M3A78 PRO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 14% - Very poor Total price: $22
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