Asus M3A78-CM

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 30%
Workstation 18%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 36.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics0.81% 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 9 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-CM  (all builds)
Memory1.7 GB free of 6 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20100823
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 11:44
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User TWN-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 Athlon II X4 635
AM2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
36.9% Below average
SC Int 70.5
SC Float 42.8
SC Mixed 53.5
45% 55.6 Pts
QC Int 247
QC Float 147
QC Mixed 185
44% 193 Pts
MC Int 276
MC Float 167
MC Mixed 209
33% 217 Pts
Poor: 28%
This bench: 36.9%
Great: 43%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI Radeon 3100 Graphics
Asus(1043 82EE) 256MB
Ram: 1.5GB, Driver:
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
0.81% Terrible
Lighting 1.4
Reflection 2.9
Parallax 1.1
0% 1.8 fps
MRender 3.9
Gravity 1.9
Splatting 2.3
1% 2.7 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.81%
Great: 1%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST3750528AS 750GB-$63
596GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC49 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
49.4% Average
Read 92.6
Write 79.6
Mixed 31
50% 67.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.15
4K Mixed 0.22
71% 0.66 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 65%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 6GB
null MHz
2048, 2048, 1024, 1024 MB
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
21.8% Poor
MC Read 7.5
MC Write 6.7
MC Mixed 7.7
21% 7.3 GB/s
SC Read 5.2
SC Write 6.1
SC Mixed 5.6
16% 5.63 GB/s
Latency 113
36% 113 ns
Poor: 14%
This bench: 21.8%
Great: 44%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M3A78-CM Builds (Compare 183 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation 23%

Motherboard: Asus M3A78-CM

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $85
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