Gigabyte GA-970A-D3

Performance Results

Gaming 28%
Desktop 35%
Jet ski
Workstation 26%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 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 a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 36.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics35.6% 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 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-D3  (all builds)
Memory4.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20111013
Uptime5.3 Days
Run DateFeb 07 '19 at 05:23
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th 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 X6 1055T-$175
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
36.6% Below average
SC Int 70.9
SC Float 42.3
SC Mixed 51.1
44% 54.8 Pts
QC Int 256
QC Float 155
QC Mixed 181
45% 197 Pts
MC Int 307
MC Float 210
MC Mixed 263
39% 260 Pts
Poor: 35%
This bench: 36.6%
Great: 50%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
MSI(1462 2775) 3GB
CLim: 1020 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.1.2
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
35.6% Below average
Lighting 0.2
Reflection 85.1
Parallax 197
22% 94.2 fps
MRender 65.4
Gravity 152
Splatting 94
46% 104 fps
Poor: 37%
This bench: 35.6%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk PLUS 240GB
133GB free
Firmware: UF4500RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 337 133 126 116 114 116 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
51.2% Above average
Read 421
Write 319
Mixed 269
SusWrite 157
65% 292 MB/s
4K Read 18.6
4K Write 33.2
4K Mixed 16.6
67% 22.8 MB/s
DQ Read 118
DQ Write 80.6
DQ Mixed 39.6
46% 79.3 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 51.2%
Great: 55%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
276GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 97 87 68 87 107 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
53.7% Above average
Read 98.5
Write 108
Mixed 29
SusWrite 88.9
59% 81.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.3
65% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
27.9% Poor
MC Read 12.1
MC Write 6
MC Mixed 10.5
27% 9.53 GB/s
SC Read 6.1
SC Write 5.6
SC Mixed 5.1
16% 5.6 GB/s
Latency 79.3
50% 79.3 ns
Poor: 19%
This bench: 27.9%
Great: 58%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-970A-D3 Builds (Compare 3,811 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop 53%
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $407
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