Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 28.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics6.01% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-D3P  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.9 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150601
Uptime2 Days
Run DateSep 10 '19 at 01:50
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD Phenom II X2 555
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
28.8% Poor
1-Core 58.6
2-Core 114
41% 86.2 Pts
4-Core 113
8-Core 115
16% 114 Pts
64-Core 114
8% 114 Pts
Poor: 19%
This bench: 28.8%
Great: 30%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
BFG(19F1 06EA) 512MB
Ram: 512MB, Driver: 342.1
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
6.01% Terrible
Lighting 26.4
Reflection 24.7
Parallax 11
7% 20.7 fps
MRender 17
Gravity 21.4
Splatting 14.2
6% 17.5 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 6.01%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$23
411GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 103 107 116 117 117 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
64.5% Good
Read 118
Write 123
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 107
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1.1
183% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 64.5%
Great: 72%
WD Blue 160GB (2007)-$26
89GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 107 109 111 111 110 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
63.6% Good
Read 113
Write 106
Mixed 65.7
SusWrite 109
72% 98.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 933 MHz clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
30.1% Below average
MC Read 11.4
MC Write 7.1
MC Mixed 11.3
28% 9.93 GB/s
SC Read 6.9
SC Write 6.2
SC Mixed 8.9
21% 7.33 GB/s
Latency 71.3
56% 71.3 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 30.1%
Great: 56%
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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-D3P Builds (Compare 6,385 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P - $108

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $529
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