Gigabyte GA-970A-D3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 53.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics29.7% 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 Drive63.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-D3  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121018
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 00:08
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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-$106
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
53.4% Above average
SC Int 81
SC Float 70.3
SC Mixed 75.6
60% 75.6 Pts
QC Int 265
QC Float 230
QC Mixed 255
57% 250 Pts
MC Int 456
MC Float 393
MC Mixed 449
65% 433 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
EVGA(3842 2662) 2GB
CLim: 1254 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
29.7% Poor
Lighting 78.1
Reflection 63.3
Parallax 102
27% 81 fps
MRender 70.4
Gravity 91.3
Splatting 58.7
32% 73.5 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 29.7%
Great: 31%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$119
444GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
63.6% Good
Read 363
Write 299
Mixed 310
72% 324 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 49
4K Mixed 17.3
97% 32.9 MB/s
DQ Read 30.1
DQ Write 76
DQ Mixed 17.3
23% 41.1 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
50.2% Above average
MC Read 20.7
MC Write 15.3
MC Mixed 17.9
51% 18 GB/s
SC Read 11
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 12.8
31% 10.7 GB/s
Latency 64.8
62% 64.8 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 50.2%
Great: 79%
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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 2,702 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $601
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