Acer Aspire M3970

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 27%
Desktop 58%
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 64.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics22.2% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive76.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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 8 years and 6 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAcer Aspire M3970  (all builds)
MotherboardAcer Aspire M3970
Memory5.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20110419
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 05:39
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (55th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-2600-$290
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
64.8% Good
SC Int 96.1
SC Float 95.7
SC Mixed 97.5
77% 96.4 Pts
QC Int 332
QC Float 315
QC Mixed 306
72% 318 Pts
MC Int 460
MC Float 476
MC Mixed 477
71% 471 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 64.8%
Great: 74%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750 Ti-$110
Zotac(19DA 1346) 2GB
CLim: 1306 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
22.2% Poor
Lighting 67.3
Reflection 45
Parallax 65.3
21% 59.2 fps
MRender 51.3
Gravity 69.1
Splatting 39.1
23% 53.2 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 22.2%
Great: 25%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 525GB-$147
357GB free
Firmware: M0C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
76.1% Very good
Read 475
Write 327
Mixed 335
84% 379 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 43.4
4K Mixed 19.6
85% 29.1 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 45
92% 189 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 76.1%
Great: 86%
Seagate FreeAgent Go 320GB
13GB free, PID 2100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
11.3% Very poor
Read 24.2
Write 21.7
Mixed 16.1
26% 20.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.26
4K Write 0.98
4K Mixed 0.26
43% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 11.3%
Great: 17%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unifosa HU564403EP0200 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
51.5% Above average
MC Read 18.3
MC Write 17.7
MC Mixed 15.9
49% 17.3 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 17.2
SC Mixed 17
46% 16.2 GB/s
Latency 62.3
64% 62.3 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 53%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Aspire M3970 Builds (Compare 554 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 58%
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

System: Acer Aspire M3970

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $440
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