Gigabyte GA-970A-D3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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 29.8%, 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)
Memory6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20111102
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateNov 17 '19 at 16:32
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User BIH-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd 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 3.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
29.8% Poor
1-Core 30.1
2-Core 106
29% 68 Pts
4-Core 191
8-Core 486
40% 339 Pts
64-Core 472
32% 472 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 29.8%
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 (28th percentile)
17.3% Very poor
Lighting 70.2
Reflection 54
Parallax 76.1
18% 66.8 fps
MRender 41.9
Gravity 64.2
Splatting 62.4
17% 56.2 fps
Poor: 16%
This bench: 17.3%
Great: 20%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB-$48
485GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP4OA3EA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 82 84 94 81 89 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
55.5% Above average
Read 108
Write 104
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 85.2
63% 86.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
143% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 55.5%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
43.7% Average
MC Read 19.5
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 13.9
46% 16 GB/s
SC Read 6.8
SC Write 6
SC Mixed 9.3
21% 7.37 GB/s
Latency 71.9
56% 71.9 ns
Poor: 19%
This bench: 43.7%
Great: 58%
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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 5,340 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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