Gigabyte GA-970A-D3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 25%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 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 relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 30%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics17.3% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-D3  (all builds)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20111102
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 16 '19 at 22:46
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User BIH-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8150-$183
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
30% Poor
1-Core 35.3
2-Core 62
23% 48.7 Pts
4-Core 197
8-Core 467
40% 332 Pts
64-Core 467
31% 467 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 30%
Great: 50%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 6950-$290
PwrHis(1787 2307) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.301.1901.0
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
17.3% Very poor
Lighting 67.3
Reflection 53.2
Parallax 74.6
18% 65 fps
MRender 41.5
Gravity 64.5
Splatting 61.9
17% 56 fps
Poor: 16%
This bench: 17.3%
Great: 20%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB-$50
485GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP4OA3EA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 71 95 79 93 102 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
54.1% Above average
Read 101
Write 102
Mixed 54
SusWrite 87.6
63% 86.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 54.1%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
42.3% Average
MC Read 18.5
MC Write 14.9
MC Mixed 14.5
46% 16 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 6.8
SC Mixed 9.3
24% 8.57 GB/s
Latency 131
30% 131 ns
Poor: 17%
This bench: 42.3%
Great: 59%
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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 5,381 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 - $107

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $453
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