Gigabyte GA-970-GAMING

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 48.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Boot Drive82.6% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Very high background CPU (52%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970-GAMING  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160406
Uptime7.7 Days
Run DateOct 26 '19 at 18:19
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU 52%

 PC Performing as expected (41st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8350-$130
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
48.5% Average
1-Core 75.2
2-Core 152
53% 113 Pts
4-Core 257
8-Core 409
42% 333 Pts
64-Core 429
29% 429 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 48.5%
Great: 54%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB-$64
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.R Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 452 256 256 255 257 247 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
82.6% Excellent
Read 461
Write 519
Mixed 497
SusWrite 287
100% 441 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 59.1
4K Mixed 26.4
108% 37.9 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 301
228% 311 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 141%
Patriot Burst 120GB
89GB free
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 96 64 65 65 72 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
65.3% Good
Read 413
Write 266
Mixed 306
SusWrite 93.2
60% 270 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 55.6
4K Mixed 26.1
108% 37.1 MB/s
DQ Read 235
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 166
144% 212 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 65.3%
Great: 87%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$50
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 84 170 155 171 155 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
76.2% Very good
Read 125
Write 76
Mixed 70.2
SusWrite 141
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 110%
WD Blue 640GB (2008)-$29
309GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 91 92 93 94 91 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
55.7% Above average
Read 102
Write 94.8
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 91.5
65% 88.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.1
190% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 55.7%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4GBH1X04H1BB3 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
46.2% Average
MC Read 18.3
MC Write 15.3
MC Mixed 16.1
47% 16.6 GB/s
SC Read 9.4
SC Write 8.2
SC Mixed 11
27% 9.53 GB/s
Latency 68.4
58% 68.4 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 92%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970-GAMING

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