Asus 970 PRO GAMING/AURA

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 56.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics51.4% 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.
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.
MotherboardAsus 970 PRO GAMING/AURA  (all builds)
Memory6.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160816
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 04:48
Run Duration82 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$129
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
56.2% Above average
SC Int 79.2
SC Float 71.9
SC Mixed 75.6
60% 75.6 Pts
QC Int 289
QC Float 251
QC Mixed 274
62% 271 Pts
MC Int 498
MC Float 428
MC Mixed 490
71% 472 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 65%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$250
Asus(1043 3006) 3GB
MaxC: 1070 MHz, MaxM: 1600 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.2.1
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
51.4% Above average
Lighting 147
Reflection 88.9
Parallax 216
53% 151 fps
MRender 65.5
Gravity 150
Splatting 96.9
37% 104 fps
Poor: 39%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 55%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$46
786GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
96.1% Outstanding
Read 183
Write 152
Mixed 120
113% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.29
94% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 96.1%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB-$64
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
44.7% Average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 15.3
45% 15.8 GB/s
SC Read 10.3
SC Write 8.7
SC Mixed 12.3
30% 10.4 GB/s
Latency 71.9
56% 71.9 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 44.7%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 970 PRO GAMING/AURA Builds (Compare 2,637 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus 970 PRO GAMING/AURA - $93

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $668
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