Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 50.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics44.2% 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-UD3  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20121022
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateFeb 05 '18 at 10:55
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User BLR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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-8320-$86
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
50.1% Above average
SC Int 72.9
SC Float 62.3
SC Mixed 65.8
54% 67 Pts
QC Int 263
QC Float 224
QC Mixed 246
55% 244 Pts
MC Int 436
MC Float 377
MC Mixed 436
63% 416 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 50.1%
Great: 58%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
Nvidia(10DE 1401) 2GB
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
44.2% Average
Lighting 148
Reflection 122
Parallax 148
46% 139 fps
MRender 81.9
Gravity 128
Splatting 89.4
43% 99.6 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 44.2%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$70
34GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
63% Good
Read 92.7
Write 127
Mixed 55.8
68% 91.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.88
4K Mixed 0.19
80% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 63%
Great: 110%
Hitachi HDS723030BLE640 3TB
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX6OAAB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
75.2% Very good
Read 141
Write 121
Mixed 47
75% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.18
90% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 75.2%
Great: 104%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$88
18GB free
Firmware: CC54 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
70.3% Very good
Read 123
Write 123
Mixed 75.8
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.22
79% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 70.3%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16GB
null MHz
8192, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
36.1% Below average
MC Read 12.9
MC Write 12.2
MC Mixed 11.6
35% 12.2 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 7.8
SC Mixed 10.4
26% 9.27 GB/s
Latency 71.9
56% 71.9 ns
Poor: 25%
This bench: 36.1%
Great: 55%
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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-UD3 Builds (Compare 3,717 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 54%
Desktop 54%
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 - $95

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $647
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