Asus M3A78-EM

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 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 40.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics53.6% 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 Drive23% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
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-EM  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 12 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20090327
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMar 24 '18 at 20:58
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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 955-$83
AM2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
40.7% Average
1-Core 59.5
2-Core 118
42% 88.6 Pts
4-Core 235
8-Core 236
32% 236 Pts
64-Core 238
16% 238 Pts
Poor: 28%
This bench: 40.7%
Great: 47%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$289
Device(0000 0000) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
53.6% Above average
Lighting 239
Reflection 203
Parallax 218
63% 220 fps
MRender 74.7
Gravity 214
Splatting 77.5
53% 122 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 61%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 512GB-$200
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
23% Poor
Read 126
Write 136
Mixed 112
28% 125 MB/s
4K Read 8.05
4K Write 8.4
4K Mixed 7.3
26% 7.91 MB/s
DQ Read 8.76
DQ Write 63.8
DQ Mixed 7.46
14% 26.7 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 23%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3x4GB
3 of 4 slots used
12GB DIMM DDR2
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
28.3% Poor
MC Read 10.7
MC Write 7.7
MC Mixed 10.3
27% 9.57 GB/s
SC Read 6.2
SC Write 6.4
SC Mixed 7.8
19% 6.8 GB/s
Latency 84.9
47% 84.9 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 28.3%
Great: 61%
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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 542 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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