Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 21%
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation 26%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 45.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics18.3% 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 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 7 months 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3  (all builds)
Memory4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20120109
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 00:36
Run Duration97 Seconds
Run User UKR-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-6100-$54
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
45.3% Average
SC Int 72.1
SC Float 67.4
SC Mixed 70.2
56% 69.9 Pts
QC Int 218
QC Float 196
QC Mixed 214
48% 209 Pts
MC Int 300
MC Float 260
MC Mixed 299
43% 286 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 45.3%
Great: 50%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 560-$180
Gigabyte(1458 3527) 1GB
CLim: 830 MHz, MLim: 1002 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 361.75
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
18.3% Very poor
Lighting 53
Reflection 54.2
Parallax 51.1
16% 52.8 fps
MRender 35.4
Gravity 56.1
Splatting 48.2
20% 46.6 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 18.3%
Great: 21%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HDS721050DLE630 500GB
47GB free
Firmware: MS1OA600 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
57.7% Above average
Read 109
Write 92.4
Mixed 8.7
50% 69.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.35
4K Mixed 0.18
62% 0.65 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 57.7%
Great: 82%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
48.9% Average
MC Read 21.2
MC Write 13.6
MC Mixed 17.8
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 10
SC Write 8.9
SC Mixed 13
30% 10.6 GB/s
Latency 69
58% 69 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 48.9%
Great: 60%
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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 1,555 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 49%
Desktop 48%
Workstation 32%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $621
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