Asus M3A78-EM

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 60.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics0.42% 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 12 years and 2 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)
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20090327
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 01 '18 at 07:43
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User PAK-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Phenom II X4 920
AM2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
60.4% Good
Memory 81
1-Core 59.2
2-Core 121
55% 87 Pts
4-Core 236
8-Core 216
31% 226 Pts
64-Core 237
16% 237 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 60%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI Radeon HD 3200
Asus(1043 82F1) 256MB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.850.0.0
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
0.42% Terrible
Lighting 0.63
Reflection 1.5
Parallax 0.34
0% 0.83 fps
MRender 1
Gravity 0.27
Splatting 1.35
0% 0.87 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.42%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD WD800JD-75MSA3 80GB-$40
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10.01E03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 50 48 53 52 54 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
30.5% Below average
Read 56.3
Write 56.8
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 49.4
38% 51 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 30.5%
Great: 33%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR2
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
28.1% Poor
MC Read 11.4
MC Write 7.9
MC Mixed 9.4
27% 9.57 GB/s
SC Read 5.3
SC Write 4.4
SC Mixed 7.7
17% 5.8 GB/s
Latency 78.8
51% 78.8 ns
Poor: 14%
This bench: 28.1%
Great: 42%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M3A78-EM Builds (Compare 260 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus M3A78-EM - $18

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $47
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