Gigabyte GA-970A-D3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding RAM
Gaming 0%
Desktop 0%
Workstation 0%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 50.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics19.6% 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 Drive64.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-D3  (all builds)
Memory9.5 GB free of 12 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130121
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateDec 03 '15 at 08:46
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User THA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (44th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8350-$75
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
50.5% Above average
1-Core 76.8
2-Core 145
53% 111 Pts
4-Core 276
8-Core 499
48% 387 Pts
64-Core 481
32% 481 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 50.5%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7850-$174
Gigabyte(1458 2553) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.300.1025.0
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
19.6% Very poor
Lighting 82.8
Reflection 77.3
Parallax 109
22% 89.6 fps
MRender 56.5
Gravity 69.7
Splatting 84.2
20% 70.1 fps
Poor: 18%
This bench: 19.6%
Great: 21%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB-$75
173GB free
Firmware: SAFM01.6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
67.3% Good
Read 384
Write 396
Mixed 344
84% 375 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 55.2
4K Mixed 13.7
88% 32.2 MB/s
DQ Read 33.2
DQ Write 61
DQ Mixed 13.2
20% 35.8 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 108%
Gamer 240MG100-B1 240GB
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
64.4% Good
Read 260
Write 366
Mixed 305
70% 310 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 56.8
4K Mixed 18.4
99% 35 MB/s
DQ Read 33.7
DQ Write 78.3
DQ Mixed 23.1
27% 45.1 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 108%
Seagate ST3250310AS 250GB-$27
78GB free
Firmware: 3.AAF Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
44.4% Average
Read 76.6
Write 78
Mixed 74.8
58% 76.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.37
87% 0.69 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 44.4%
Great: 55%
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Typical GA-970A-D3 Builds (Compare 5,055 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop 49%
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $422
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