Gigabyte GA-970A-D3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
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 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 58.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics106% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very 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.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB 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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-D3  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150206
Uptime1.4 Days
Run DateMay 08 '18 at 03:29
Run Duration180 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 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 Extreme
AMD FX-8370-$153
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.8 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
58.1% Above average
1-Core 87.8
2-Core 163
60% 126 Pts
4-Core 320
8-Core 597
57% 459 Pts
64-Core 594
40% 594 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 396
Reflection 380
Parallax 434
104% 403 fps
MRender 241
Gravity 398
Splatting 257
106% 299 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 106%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$90
312GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
Read 171
Write 148
Mixed 17.7
81% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 0.58
4K Mixed 0.19
64% 0.52 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
61% Good
Read 119
Write 93.1
Mixed 14.7
55% 75.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 2.31
4K Mixed 0.21
88% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 61%
Great: 113%
WD Green 1TB (2009)-$89
118GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
38.7% Below average
Read 73
Write 61.8
Mixed 22.5
38% 52.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.2
72% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 38.7%
Great: 58%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$43
99GB free
Firmware: MS2OA7L0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
82.7% Excellent
Read 154
Write 135
Mixed 22.7
75% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.19
87% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C9D3/4 KHX1600C10D3/ KHX1600C9D3/4 KHX1600C10D3/ 16GB
667, 800, 667, 800 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
44.3% Average
MC Read 16.8
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 14.9
44% 15.4 GB/s
SC Read 10.2
SC Write 9.7
SC Mixed 12.3
31% 10.7 GB/s
Latency 68.4
58% 68.4 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 52%
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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 5,038 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $390
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