Asus M3A78

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (13th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 87 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 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 43.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics14.6% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
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 (71%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
MotherboardAsus M3A78  (all builds)
Memory0.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20100914
Uptime8.7 Days
Run DateNov 21 '20 at 16:41
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 71%

 PC Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T-$500
AM2, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
43.7% Average
Memory 66.2
1-Core 20.6
2-Core 57.6
34% 48.1 Pts
4-Core 117
8-Core 167
18% 142 Pts
64-Core 143
10% 143 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 43.7%
Great: 69%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7850-$174
Gigabyte(1458 2553) 2GB
CLim: 975 MHz, MLim: 1200 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 20.9.1
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
14.6% Very poor
Lighting 16.4
Reflection 13.7
Parallax 18.5
13% 16.2 fps
MRender 15.4
Gravity 21
Splatting 16.9
16% 17.8 fps
Poor: 18%
This bench: 14.6%
Great: 21%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
961GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 32 15 9.9 10 23 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
52.8% Above average
Read 163
Write 90
Mixed 61.8
SusWrite 21.2
62% 83.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 52.8%
Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$21
638GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 34 25 22 21 30 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
36.9% Below average
Read 99.3
Write 80.7
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 28.4
48% 65.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.8
172% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 36.9%
Great: 72%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 500GB
449GB free, PID 0200
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 21 19 18 18 19 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
13.6% Very poor
Read 22.8
Write 23.5
Mixed 18
SusWrite 19.7
28% 21 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
87% 1 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 13.6%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR2
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
20.4% Poor
MC Read 8.6
MC Write 5.3
MC Mixed 7.9
21% 7.27 GB/s
SC Read 4.2
SC Write 3.3
SC Mixed 0.9
8% 2.8 GB/s
Latency 111
36% 111 ns
Poor: 14%
This bench: 20.4%
Great: 43%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M3A78 Builds (Compare 100 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus M3A78

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $28
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