Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding RAM
Gaming 0%
Desktop 0%
Workstation 0%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 57.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics40.6% 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 Drive62.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
High background CPU (28%). 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 @ 0.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130806
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 12 '15 at 03:31
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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-$115
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
57.2% Above average
SC Int 77
SC Float 71
SC Mixed 73.9
59% 74 Pts
QC Int 296
QC Float 268
QC Mixed 282
64% 282 Pts
MC Int 513
MC Float 473
MC Mixed 515
75% 500 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 57.2%
Great: 65%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7950-$290
Sapphire(174B A003) 3GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1046.2
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
40.6% Average
Lighting 120
Reflection 78.1
Parallax 168
43% 122 fps
MRender 60.4
Gravity 124
Splatting 86.9
39% 90.3 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Transcend SSD370 512GB-$194
427GB free
Firmware: N1114H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
62.9% Good
Read 384
Write 356
Mixed 373
83% 371 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 50.7
4K Mixed 14.7
82% 29.8 MB/s
DQ Read 23.6
DQ Write 54.8
DQ Mixed 14.7
18% 31 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 104%
Hitachi HDS721010CLA632 1TB-$76
85GB free
Firmware: JP4OA41A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
60.5% Good
Read 98.8
Write 112
Mixed 59.9
67% 90.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.34
84% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 60.5%
Great: 75%
Multiple Card Reader 16GB
10GB free, PID 6366
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
10.8% Very poor
Read 32.1
Write 11.6
Mixed 13.1
20% 18.9 MB/s
4K Read 4.29
4K Write 0.85
4K Mixed 0.75
70% 1.96 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 10.8%
Great: 22%
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Typical GA-970A-D3P Builds (Compare 2,187 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 52%
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $457
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