Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 47.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics4.75% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (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.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3  (all builds)
Memory9.9 GB free of 12 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130123
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 16:14
Run Duration365 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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-6300-$84
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
47.6% Average
SC Int 77.5
SC Float 63.4
SC Mixed 75.7
58% 72.2 Pts
QC Int 259
QC Float 222
QC Mixed 220
53% 234 Pts
MC Int 337
MC Float 290
MC Mixed 333
48% 320 Pts
Poor: 35%
This bench: 47.6%
Great: 57%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 710
EVGA(3842 2712) 2GB
CLim: 954 MHz, MLim: 450 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
4.75% Terrible
Lighting 14.3
Reflection 11.4
Parallax 14.3
4% 13.3 fps
MRender 10.2
Gravity 11.8
Splatting 14.3
5% 12.1 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.75%
Great: 5%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$85
127GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
48.5% Average
Read 79.1
Write 89.8
Mixed 82
63% 83.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.94
4K Mixed 0.23
81% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 48.5%
Great: 94%
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$53
156GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
33.9% Below average
Read 56.9
Write 61
Mixed 61.2
45% 59.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.12
61% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 33.9%
Great: 60%
Memorex TD Classic 003C 1GB
1GB free, PID 0016
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
2.68% Terrible
Read 7.26
Write 3.4
Mixed 4.57
6% 5.08 MB/s
4K Read 3.58
4K Write 0.01
4K Mixed 0.007
14% 1.2 MB/s
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMZ4GX3M1A160 BLT2G3D1608DT CMZ4GX3M1A160 BLT2G3D1608DT 12GB
667, 667, 667, 667 MHz
4096, 2048, 4096, 2048 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
41.5% Average
MC Read 18
MC Write 12.2
MC Mixed 13.6
42% 14.6 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 8.2
SC Mixed 11.4
28% 9.83 GB/s
Latency 75.4
53% 75.4 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 41.5%
Great: 43%
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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 1,303 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 - $72

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $567
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