Asrock 970A-G/3.1

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 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 light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 53%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics50.9% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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)
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.
Very high background CPU (54%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsrock 970A-G/3.1  (all builds)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151204
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 01 '21 at 14:20
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 54%

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8300-$168
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
53% Above average
Memory 78.2
1-Core 37.8
2-Core 78.6
44% 64.9 Pts
4-Core 153
8-Core 216
24% 184 Pts
64-Core 193
13% 193 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 53%
Great: 70%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 457.30
Performing below potential (61st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
50.9% Above average
Lighting 62.1
Reflection 71.3
Parallax 64.5
50% 66 fps
MRender 69.2
Gravity 63.3
Splatting 56.7
52% 63.1 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Z400s 128GB-$87
6GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z2201000
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 348
Write 157
Mixed 132
46% 212 MB/s
4K Read 8.5
4K Write 16.3
4K Mixed 6.9
30% 10.6 MB/s
DQ Read 140
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 73
72% 114 MB/s
Poor: 46% Great: 71%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
737GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 91 87 104 110 80 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
48.3% Average
Read 78.8
Write 78.5
Mixed 48.7
SusWrite 89.6
54% 73.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
99% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 48.3%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
37.7% Below average
MC Read 13.1
MC Write 13.1
MC Mixed 14.7
39% 13.6 GB/s
SC Read 6.1
SC Write 6.8
SC Mixed 8.7
21% 7.2 GB/s
Latency 83.9
48% 83.9 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 37.7%
Great: 62%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical 970A-G/3.1 Builds (Compare 1,596 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asrock 970A-G/3.1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $360
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