Asus M3A78-EM

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 48.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
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.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsus M3A78-EM  (all builds)
Memory2.3 GB free of 4 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20090327
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 24 '17 at 08:44
Run Duration73 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Phenom 9750
AM2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
48.7% Average
Memory 67.9
1-Core 42.9
2-Core 86
43% 65.6 Pts
4-Core 172
8-Core 174
24% 173 Pts
64-Core 175
12% 175 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 48.7%
Great: 54%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingdian S100 32GB
12GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20150707 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
57.3% Above average
Read 160
Write 38.4
Mixed 55.3
62% 84.4 MB/s
4K Read 6.66
4K Write 0.55
4K Mixed 0.63
358% 2.61 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR2
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
23.8% Poor
MC Read 10.1
MC Write 5.5
MC Mixed 8.9
23% 8.17 GB/s
SC Read 5.3
SC Write 4.7
SC Mixed 6.4
16% 5.47 GB/s
Latency 106
38% 106 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 23.8%
Great: 43%
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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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Desktop
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Asus M3A78-EM - $18

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 13% - Very poor Total price: $43
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