Asus M3A78-EM

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 42.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics54.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive41.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
MotherboardAsus M3A78-EM  (all builds)
Memory5.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20101008
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 08 '17 at 08:29
Run Duration91 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD Phenom II X4 965-$144
AM2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
42.6% Average
1-Core 61.7
2-Core 125
44% 93.3 Pts
4-Core 247
8-Core 248
34% 247 Pts
64-Core 247
17% 247 Pts
Poor: 30%
This bench: 42.6%
Great: 48%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$185
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
54.1% Above average
Lighting 210
Reflection 177
Parallax 194
55% 194 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 196
Splatting 160
54% 168 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 54.1%
Great: 57%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB-$70
12GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
41.6% Average
Read 229
Write 159
Mixed 158
40% 182 MB/s
4K Read 18.6
4K Write 23.2
4K Mixed 14.3
59% 18.7 MB/s
DQ Read 132
DQ Write 89.6
DQ Mixed 38.9
48% 86.7 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 41.6%
Great: 101%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR2
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
27.3% Poor
MC Read 10.5
MC Write 7.6
MC Mixed 10.1
27% 9.4 GB/s
SC Read 6
SC Write 6.5
SC Mixed 7.4
19% 6.63 GB/s
Latency 99.6
40% 99.6 ns
Poor: 14%
This bench: 27.3%
Great: 42%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M3A78-EM Builds (Compare 537 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M3A78-EM - $18

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $73
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