Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 54.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics41.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (41%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-D3P  (all builds)
Memory4.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150601
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 12:29
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User NZL-User
Background CPU 41%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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-8350-$78
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
54.3% Above average
SC Int 78.4
SC Float 70.3
SC Mixed 75.7
60% 74.8 Pts
QC Int 282
QC Float 250
QC Mixed 260
60% 264 Pts
MC Int 499
MC Float 425
MC Mixed 474
70% 466 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Gigabyte(1458 3691) 2GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
41.2% Average
Lighting 144
Reflection 115
Parallax 126
42% 128 fps
MRender 75.1
Gravity 121
Splatting 81.4
40% 92.5 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 41.2%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$70
245GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 113 116 111 120 117 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
56.7% Above average
Read 80.7
Write 107
Mixed 26
SusWrite 115
60% 82.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 2
368% 2.83 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 56.7%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 933 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
47.6% Average
MC Read 21.3
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 14.9
48% 16.9 GB/s
SC Read 10.3
SC Write 7.8
SC Mixed 12.4
29% 10.2 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 47.6%
Great: 50%
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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-D3P Builds (Compare 3,667 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P - $82

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $434
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