Asus M3A78-EM

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 15.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (60%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
10 months ago, 10 months ago.
MotherboardAsus M3A78-EM  (all builds)
Memory3.9 GB free of 6 GB @ 0.8 GHz
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20090911
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 01 '19 at 10:36
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User BGR-User
Background CPU 60%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD Athlon II X2 240
AM2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
15.9% Very poor
1-Core 33.3
2-Core 56.3
22% 44.8 Pts
4-Core 61.7
8-Core 73
9% 67.3 Pts
64-Core 73.5
5% 73.5 Pts
Poor: 16%
This bench: 15.9%
Great: 26%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 250GB (2007)-$18
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.03E02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 63 63 65 62 62 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
40.4% Average
Read 77
Write 63
Mixed 46.2
SusWrite 63.6
46% 62.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
141% 1 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 40.4%
Great: 52%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 6GB
null MHz
2048, 2048, 1024, 1024 MB
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
19.3% Very poor
MC Read 7
MC Write 5
MC Mixed 6.6
18% 6.2 GB/s
SC Read 3.2
SC Write 3.6
SC Mixed 5.2
11% 4 GB/s
Latency 88.8
45% 88.8 ns
Poor: 13%
This bench: 19.3%
Great: 45%
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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 535 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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