Gigabyte GA-970A-D3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 68.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics17.4% 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.
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 Days
Run DateNov 18 '19 at 19:11
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User BIH-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (58th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8150-$183
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
68.2% Good
Memory 85.3
1-Core 28.7
2-Core 103
47% 72.4 Pts
4-Core 277
8-Core 439
46% 358 Pts
64-Core 439
29% 439 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 69%
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 (31st percentile)
17.4% Very poor
Lighting 68
Reflection 54.7
Parallax 76.3
18% 66.3 fps
MRender 42.1
Gravity 64.7
Splatting 62.7
18% 56.5 fps
Poor: 16%
This bench: 17.4%
Great: 19%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB-$50
491GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP4OA3EA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 87 98 95 87 67 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
56.4% Above average
Read 108
Write 104
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 88.1
64% 86.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 56.4%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
44.9% Average
MC Read 19.6
MC Write 14.8
MC Mixed 14.3
46% 16.2 GB/s
SC Read 9.8
SC Write 7.8
SC Mixed 8.5
25% 8.7 GB/s
Latency 71.8
56% 71.8 ns
Poor: 16%
This bench: 44.9%
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 5,747 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $462
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