Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 60.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics16.4% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-UD3  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120530
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateMay 16 '19 at 21:46
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8120
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
60.4% Good
Memory 82.7
1-Core 70.3
2-Core 126
59% 92.9 Pts
4-Core 208
8-Core 356
36% 282 Pts
64-Core 361
24% 361 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 6950-$290
XFX(1682 3121) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.301.1901.0
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
16.4% Very poor
Lighting 77.6
Reflection 53.5
Parallax 73.5
20% 68.2 fps
MRender 37.4
Gravity 60.8
Splatting 59.6
16% 52.6 fps
Poor: 16%
This bench: 16.4%
Great: 19%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD WD3000HLHX-01JJPV0 300GB
136GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.05G04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 77 92 93 91 93 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
55.3% Above average
Read 105
Write 94.5
Mixed 70.5
SusWrite 86.8
66% 89.3 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
205% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 55.3%
Great: 80%
WD Re 2TB-$73
918GB free
Firmware: 01.01D02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 68 72 73 73 73 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
42% Average
Read 75.2
Write 77.7
Mixed 60.2
SusWrite 70.7
52% 70.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
163% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 42%
Great: 84%
WD Re 2TB-$73
910GB free
Firmware: 01.01D02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 68 71 72 73 73 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
53.1% Above average
Read 114
Write 99.5
Mixed 56.7
SusWrite 70.6
63% 85.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 53.1%
Great: 84%
VIA SATA RAID 1 300GB
45GB free
Firmware:
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 17 18 18 17 17 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
14.9% Very poor
Read 34.5
Write 9.5
Mixed 16.7
SusWrite 17.2
14% 19.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.67 MB/s
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
43.8% Average
MC Read 17
MC Write 15
MC Mixed 14.7
44% 15.6 GB/s
SC Read 9.3
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 12.4
29% 10 GB/s
Latency 75.8
53% 75.8 ns
Poor: 24%
This bench: 43.8%
Great: 59%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-970A-UD3 Builds (Compare 1,161 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $900
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