Gigabyte GA-970A-D3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
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 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 65.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics55% 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 Drive152% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-D3  (all builds)
Memory27.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150206
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateOct 29 '20 at 09:27
Run Duration190 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 11%

 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 Server
AMD FX-8350-$130
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
65.3% Good
Memory 79.5
1-Core 74.1
2-Core 146
61% 99.9 Pts
4-Core 277
8-Core 457
46% 367 Pts
64-Core 453
30% 453 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 65.3%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$325
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.10.1
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
55% Above average
Lighting 69.9
Reflection 60.9
Parallax 80.6
57% 70.5 fps
MRender 61.2
Gravity 58.4
Splatting 78.5
38% 66 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 55%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SA2000M81000G 1TB
673GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S5Z42105
SusWrite @10s intervals: 538 581 585 606 614 616 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
152% Outstanding
Read 1,063
Write 853
Mixed 853
SusWrite 590
188% 840 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 79.2
4K Mixed 55.7
178% 59.2 MB/s
DQ Read 462
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 419
308% 407 MB/s
Poor: 153%
This bench: 152%
Great: 327%
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB-$59
45GB free
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 85 84 85 85 84 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
57.8% Above average
Read 394
Write 370
Mixed 218
SusWrite 84.2
59% 266 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 58
4K Mixed 31.8
110% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 32.3
DQ Write 92.2
DQ Mixed 44
39% 56.2 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 102%
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB-$80
180GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 102 102 102 102 102 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
59.4% Above average
Read 105
Write 80.5
Mixed 67.2
SusWrite 102
65% 88.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 59.4%
Great: 77%
Seagate ST31000424CS 1TB
77GB free
Firmware: CA13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 63 63 63 63 63 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
31.6% Below average
Read 47.1
Write 62.7
Mixed 40.6
SusWrite 62.8
39% 53.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 31.6%
Great: 62%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB-$50
198GB free
Firmware: JP4OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 85 85 85 85 85 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
52.1% Above average
Read 97.4
Write 100
Mixed 50.1
SusWrite 84.2
61% 82.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 52.1%
Great: 76%
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB-$23
2GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 13 13 13 13 13 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
13.3% Very poor
Read 15.4
Write 13.7
Mixed 14.4
SusWrite 12.6
19% 14 MB/s
4K Read 2.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 2.5
180% 2.6 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 13.3%
Great: 39%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing below potential (24th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
42.6% Average
MC Read 16.2
MC Write 14.5
MC Mixed 14.9
43% 15.2 GB/s
SC Read 9.3
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 11.5
28% 9.87 GB/s
Latency 81.4
49% 81.4 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 42.6%
Great: 95%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-970A-D3 Builds (Compare 1,443 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $410
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