Asus M3A78-VM

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 24%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 14.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics9.99% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Memory3GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 3GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 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-VM  (all builds)
Memory1.9 GB free of 3 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1152 x 864 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20080820
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateApr 12 '19 at 19:02
Run Duration215 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4600+
AM2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
14.4% Very poor
1-Core 41.6
2-Core 82
29% 61.8 Pts
4-Core 81
8-Core 82.1
11% 81.6 Pts
64-Core 81.9
6% 81.9 Pts
Poor: 9%
This bench: 14.4%
Great: 15%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 250
MSI(1462 3020) 1GB
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1150 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 18.9.3
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
9.99% Terrible
Lighting 37.3
Reflection 35.2
Parallax 48.3
10% 40.3 fps
MRender 28.6
Gravity 32.3
Splatting 34.9
10% 31.9 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 9.99%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST3160215A 160GB-$215
6GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 34 50 58 52 49 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
27.7% Poor
Read 50
Write 39.5
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 46.3
30% 41 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 27.7%
Great: 40%
Fujitsu MHZ2320BH G2 320GB
4GB free
Firmware: 8909
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
12.3% Very poor
Read 0.3
Write 47
Mixed 23.3
SusWrite 41.9
21% 28.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
117% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 12.3%
Great: 35%
Samsung G2 Portable 320GB
33GB free, PID 6032
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 25 25 25 26 25 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
13.4% Very poor
Read 25.3
Write 21.5
Mixed 22.8
SusWrite 24.6
32% 23.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
66% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 13.4%
Great: 21%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3GB
null MHz
2048, 1024 MB
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
17.7% Very poor
MC Read 5.4
MC Write 5.6
MC Mixed 5.1
15% 5.37 GB/s
SC Read 5.5
SC Write 6.1
SC Mixed 5.4
16% 5.67 GB/s
Latency 102
39% 102 ns
Poor: 8%
This bench: 17.7%
Great: 22%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M3A78-VM Builds (Compare 34 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M3A78-VM

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