Gigabyte GA-970A-D3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 50%
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 53.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics62.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 3 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-D3  (all builds)
Memory6.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20131216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 01:40
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD FX-8300-$80
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
53.2% Above average
SC Int 85.1
SC Float 73.8
SC Mixed 77.1
63% 78.7 Pts
QC Int 274
QC Float 224
QC Mixed 254
57% 251 Pts
MC Int 429
MC Float 368
MC Mixed 420
61% 406 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 59%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.12.2
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
62.9% Good
Lighting 136
Reflection 156
Parallax 273
57% 188 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 178
Splatting 177
67% 159 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 1TB-$90
459GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ST6OA31B Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
48.1% Average
Read 87.4
Write 79.9
Mixed 23.1
46% 63.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.31
84% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 48.1%
Great: 62%
Fujitsu MHW2120BH 120GB-$35
104GB free
Firmware: 00930013 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
21.9% Poor
Read 38.4
Write 37.7
Mixed 19
23% 31.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.06
4K Mixed 0.27
68% 0.59 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 21.9%
Great: 25%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
44.1% Average
MC Read 17.9
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 14.1
44% 15.5 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 11.8
29% 10.2 GB/s
Latency 70.2
57% 70.2 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 44.1%
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 2,682 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop 52%
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 - $82

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $419
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