Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3

Performance Results

Gaming 20%
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation 25%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 43.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics16.5% 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 Drive35.5% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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.
Very high background CPU (39%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 0 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120109
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 14:11
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 39%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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-4100-$110
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
43.9% Average
SC Int 67.9
SC Float 64.7
SC Mixed 68.2
54% 66.9 Pts
QC Int 219
QC Float 192
QC Mixed 216
47% 209 Pts
MC Int 218
MC Float 190
MC Mixed 217
31% 208 Pts
Poor: 29%
This bench: 43.9%
Great: 48%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 250X
Asus(1043 300B) 2GB
CLim: 1020 MHz, MLim: 1150 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.4.4
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
16.5% Very poor
Lighting 47.8
Reflection 41.2
Parallax 68.8
17% 52.6 fps
MRender 28.1
Gravity 44.6
Splatting 41.6
16% 38.1 fps
Poor: 13%
This bench: 16.5%
Great: 20%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
37GB free
Firmware: 583ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
35.5% Below average
Read 278
Write 103
Mixed 145
38% 175 MB/s
4K Read 14.2
4K Write 44
4K Mixed 7.94
55% 22.1 MB/s
DQ Read 19
DQ Write 82.3
DQ Mixed 7.26
18% 36.2 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 35.5%
Great: 64%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$55
925GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
97% Outstanding
Read 168
Write 170
Mixed 99.4
108% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 1.92
4K Mixed 0.19
92% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 97%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
28.3% Poor
MC Read 9.4
MC Write 9.1
MC Mixed 8.3
26% 8.93 GB/s
SC Read 8.9
SC Write 8.6
SC Mixed 8.6
25% 8.7 GB/s
Latency 75
53% 75 ns
Poor: 19%
This bench: 28.3%
Great: 59%
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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-DS3 Builds (Compare 1,660 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 49%
Desktop 48%
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 - $70

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $597
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