Gigabyte GA-970A-D3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 28%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 28.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics10% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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.
Memory2GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows however a minimum of 4GB is recommended for gaming or any other RAM intensive tasks such as photo/video editing. This system will also be a little more responsive with 4GB of RAM.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-D3  (all builds)
Memory0.6 GB free of 2 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1776 x 1000 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20111013
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 16:39
Run Duration90 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD Phenom II X2 555
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
28.8% Poor
SC Int 79.2
SC Float 46.8
SC Mixed 59.6
50% 61.9 Pts
QC Int 156
QC Float 94.1
QC Mixed 118
28% 123 Pts
MC Int 154
MC Float 93.5
MC Mixed 117
18% 122 Pts
Poor: 19%
This bench: 28.8%
Great: 31%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon HD 6700
PwrHis(1787 2313) 1GB
Driver: aticfx32.dll Ver. 15.200.1062.1004
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
10% Very poor
Lighting 35.6
Reflection 24.3
Parallax 31.6
11% 30.5 fps
MRender 18.4
Gravity 25.5
Splatting 24.9
10% 22.9 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 10%
Great: 11%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$38
716GB free
Firmware: CC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
94.5% Outstanding
Read 171
Write 159
Mixed 157
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.34
94% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 94.5%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1x2GB
1 of 4 slots used
2GB DIMM
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
25.2% Poor
MC Read 9.2
MC Write 7
MC Mixed 7.2
22% 7.8 GB/s
SC Read 7.2
SC Write 6.2
SC Mixed 6.7
19% 6.7 GB/s
Latency 68
59% 68 ns
Poor: 8%
This bench: 25.2%
Great: 27%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-970A-D3 Builds (Compare 1,885 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 - $82

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $641
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