Gigabyte GA-970A-D3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 55.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics33.7% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive73.9% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 2 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.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-D3  (all builds)
Memory9.8 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20121018
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 17:12
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 Phenom II X4 965-$144
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
55.3% Above average
SC Int 97.1
SC Float 58.1
SC Mixed 72.4
61% 75.9 Pts
QC Int 380
QC Float 229
QC Mixed 294
68% 301 Pts
MC Int 378
MC Float 232
MC Mixed 288
45% 299 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 55.3%
Great: 53%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 370-$153
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1062.1003
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
33.7% Below average
Lighting 97
Reflection 95.4
Parallax 132
34% 108 fps
MRender 58.6
Gravity 85.8
Splatting 97.9
34% 80.8 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 33.7%
Great: 33%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$87
273GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
73.9% Very good
Read 362
Write 336
Mixed 291
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 68.1
4K Mixed 23.3
122% 42.9 MB/s
DQ Read 39.5
DQ Write 79.9
DQ Mixed 23.5
28% 47.6 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 130%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
255GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
70.9% Very good
Read 116
Write 132
Mixed 88.5
83% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 2.34
4K Mixed 0.28
94% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 70.9%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 12GB
null MHz
4096, 4096, 2048, 2048 MB
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
34.2% Below average
MC Read 15
MC Write 7.7
MC Mixed 12.5
34% 11.7 GB/s
SC Read 6.9
SC Write 6.7
SC Mixed 9.6
22% 7.73 GB/s
Latency 73.4
54% 73.4 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 34.2%
Great: 51%
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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 2,649 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $396
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