Gigabyte GA-970A-D3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 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 36.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics29.9% 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 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.
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-D3  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130125
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 21:53
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User SVK-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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 X4 965-$144
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
36.9% Below average
SC Int 70.9
SC Float 50.1
SC Mixed 63.1
49% 61.4 Pts
QC Int 218
QC Float 153
QC Mixed 174
41% 182 Pts
MC Int 196
MC Float 147
MC Mixed 153
25% 165 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 36.9%
Great: 53%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
Gigabyte(1458 354E) 2GB
CLim: 1254 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 398.82
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
29.9% Poor
Lighting 78.3
Reflection 64.7
Parallax 103
27% 82 fps
MRender 72.3
Gravity 89.4
Splatting 60.1
32% 73.9 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 29.9%
Great: 31%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$42
686GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 145 130 116 110 98 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
83.4% Excellent
Read 167
Write 166
Mixed 77.7
SusWrite 124
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 83.4%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5471-020.A 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
32.2% Below average
MC Read 12.5
MC Write 7.6
MC Mixed 12.6
31% 10.9 GB/s
SC Read 7.1
SC Write 6.7
SC Mixed 8.3
21% 7.37 GB/s
Latency 72.4
55% 72.4 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 32.2%
Great: 84%
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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 3,016 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $373
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