Biostar TA970

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 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 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 29.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics64.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardBiostar TA970  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130114
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 00:40
Run Duration93 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing below expectations (29th 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 FX-8320-$89
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
29.3% Poor
SC Int 43.8
SC Float 39.1
SC Mixed 49.3
35% 44.1 Pts
QC Int 142
QC Float 130
QC Mixed 131
30% 134 Pts
MC Int 205
MC Float 173
MC Mixed 196
29% 191 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 29.3%
Great: 59%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
64.2% Good
Lighting 147
Reflection 121
Parallax 269
59% 179 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 180
Splatting 177
68% 161 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 73%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$48
532GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
95.7% Outstanding
Read 166
Write 168
Mixed 92.5
105% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.42
4K Mixed 0.31
82% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 95.7%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16GB
667, 667, 667, 667 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
34.6% Below average
MC Read 13.1
MC Write 10.8
MC Mixed 13.4
36% 12.4 GB/s
SC Read 7.5
SC Write 6.2
SC Mixed 8.8
21% 7.5 GB/s
Latency 101
40% 101 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 34.6%
Great: 55%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical TA970 Builds (Compare 1,321 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Biostar TA970 - $55

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $370
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