Acer Aspire M3970

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 63.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics53.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (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.
Memory6GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 6GB 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemAcer Aspire M3970  (all builds)
MotherboardAcer Aspire M3970
Memory3.8 GB free of 6 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110323
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 02 '20 at 04:01
Run Duration178 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i3-2100-$50
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
63.6% Good
Memory 91.7
1-Core 81.5
2-Core 148
67% 107 Pts
4-Core 209
8-Core 204
28% 207 Pts
64-Core 204
14% 204 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$170
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing below potential (65th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
53.6% Above average
Lighting 206
Reflection 174
Parallax 205
54% 195 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 195
Splatting 157
54% 165 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 5TB (2015)-$294
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 134 142 121 130 141 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
82.9% Excellent
Read 152
Write 185
Mixed 80.1
SusWrite 136
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 2.7
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
298% 2.4 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 112%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$182
2TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 162 159 151 153 159 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
83.6% Excellent
Read 134
Write 136
Mixed 20.1
SusWrite 157
81% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
158% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 108%
Generic STORAGE DEVICE 64GB
40GB free, PID null, sandisk sd card
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.3 7.1 11 15 12 15 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
6.45% Terrible
Read 18.5
Write 7.3
Mixed 10.5
SusWrite 11.1
15% 11.9 MB/s
4K Read 4.4
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.2
26% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 6.45%
Great: 21%
WD Elements 25A3 8TB
1.5TB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 22 22 21 22 21 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
24.1% Poor
Read 31.6
Write 25
Mixed 24.7
SusWrite 21.9
34% 25.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 1.2
206% 2.43 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 24.1%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston ACR256X64D3U1333C9 3x2GB
3 of 4 slots used
6GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
45.4% Average
MC Read 15.7
MC Write 15.6
MC Mixed 13.8
43% 15 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 14.9
SC Mixed 15.5
42% 14.5 GB/s
Latency 64.6
62% 64.6 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 45.4%
Great: 48%
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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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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 43%
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System: Acer Aspire M3970

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