Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 46%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics45.1% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.8 GHz
DisplayЦвета: 1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130109
Uptime2.3 Days
Run DateNov 14 '17 at 21:57
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User UKR-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th 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-$55
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
46% Average
SC Int 77.7
SC Float 66
SC Mixed 66.7
56% 70.1 Pts
QC Int 229
QC Float 208
QC Mixed 225
50% 220 Pts
MC Int 299
MC Float 260
MC Mixed 314
44% 291 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 46%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7970-$435
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
45.1% Average
Lighting 141
Reflection 81.1
Parallax 188
49% 137 fps
MRender 62.3
Gravity 138
Splatting 90.1
42% 96.7 fps
Poor: 39%
This bench: 45.1%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB-$92
750GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AJ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
58.7% Above average
Read 88
Write 117
Mixed 101
77% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.29
79% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 76%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB-$53
462GB free
Firmware: JP4OA3MA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 29% Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
42.4% Average
MC Read 17.9
MC Write 12.7
MC Mixed 14.5
43% 15 GB/s
SC Read 9.1
SC Write 7.9
SC Mixed 10.9
27% 9.3 GB/s
Latency 72.5
55% 72.5 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 42.4%
Great: 72%
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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 2,145 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 - $69

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $379
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