Gigabyte GA-970A-D3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 43.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics4.04% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive21.8% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
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 (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-D3  (all builds)
Memory1.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130125
Uptime2.4 Days
Run DateJul 16 '19 at 22:01
Run Duration174 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU 31%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-6300-$90
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
43.2% Average
1-Core 75.2
2-Core 138
51% 106 Pts
4-Core 208
8-Core 302
33% 255 Pts
64-Core 321
22% 321 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 51%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon R5 230 series
XFX(1682 5230) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.301.1901.0
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
4.04% Terrible
Lighting 16.5
Reflection 15.1
Parallax 18.2
4% 16.6 fps
MRender 8
Gravity 15.5
Splatting 9.5
4% 11 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4.04%
Great: 5%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$32
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 45 30 129 18 40 MB/s
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
21.8% Poor
Read 149
Write 88.7
Mixed 77
SusWrite 64.3
21% 94.8 MB/s
4K Read 12
4K Write 14.9
4K Mixed 8.8
37% 11.9 MB/s
DQ Read 10.2
DQ Write 18.7
DQ Mixed 28.9
18% 19.3 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 21.8%
Great: 97%
Kingston A400 120GB-$22
88GB free
Firmware: SBFK71E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 46 80 55 55 55 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
39.3% Below average
Read 224
Write 328
Mixed 220
SusWrite 76.6
48% 212 MB/s
4K Read 17.4
4K Write 48.4
4K Mixed 18.8
76% 28.2 MB/s
DQ Read 29
DQ Write 81.3
DQ Mixed 24
27% 44.8 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 39.3%
Great: 78%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$37
566GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 48 36 131 20 41 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
67.9% Good
Read 167
Write 70.5
Mixed 70.1
SusWrite 69.6
70% 94.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 116%
WD My Passport 0820 1TB
184GB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 53 53 54 54 54 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
27% Poor
Read 64
Write 30
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 53.8
61% 47.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
94% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 27%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 667 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
29.9% Poor
MC Read 10.9
MC Write 9.3
MC Mixed 7.7
27% 9.3 GB/s
SC Read 10.3
SC Write 7.8
SC Mixed 8.9
26% 9 GB/s
Latency 64.2
62% 64.2 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 29.9%
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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