Asus M3A78-EM

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming 23%
Desktop 59%
Workstation 18%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (16th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 84 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 light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 56.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics88.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Memory4.06GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 4.06GB 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus M3A78-EM  (all builds)
Memory14.9 GB free of 4.0625 GB @ 0.4 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20101008
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 27 '18 at 08:51
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing way below expectations (16th 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 1075T-$254
AM2, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
56.1% Above average
Memory 69.6
1-Core 66.1
2-Core 124
53% 86.7 Pts
4-Core 233
8-Core 320
36% 276 Pts
64-Core 341
23% 341 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 56.1%
Great: 68%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
PNY(196E 1215) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing below potential (12th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
88.3% Excellent
Lighting 285
Reflection 233
Parallax 401
75% 306 fps
MRender 172
Gravity 344
Splatting 220
89% 245 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 105%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB-$159
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GM4OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 61 38 50 50 31 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
34.6% Below average
Read 71.2
Write 75.2
Mixed 39
SusWrite 49.2
43% 58.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
141% 1 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 34.6%
Great: 51%
Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 8GB-$9
3GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.5 4.9 4.2 4.2 5.4 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
5.2% Terrible
Read 24.7
Write 2.2
Mixed 4.3
SusWrite 4.5
8% 8.93 MB/s
4K Read 2.7
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
10% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 5.2%
Great: 23%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4GB
null MHz
32, 32, 2048, 2048 MB
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
15.8% Very poor
MC Read 5
MC Write 5.1
MC Mixed 4.3
14% 4.8 GB/s
SC Read 4.3
SC Write 4.7
SC Mixed 4.1
12% 4.37 GB/s
Latency 102
39% 102 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 15.8%
Great: 44%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M3A78-EM Builds (Compare 137 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop 49%
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus M3A78-EM - $18

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 15% - Very poor Total price: $38
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