Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 66.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics35.9% 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 Drive71.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3  (all builds)
Memory6.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121023
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 20:23
Run Duration177 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$114
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
66.2% Good
SC Int 91.7
SC Float 78.7
SC Mixed 84.1
68% 84.8 Pts
QC Int 358
QC Float 309
QC Mixed 333
76% 333 Pts
MC Int 555
MC Float 484
MC Mixed 555
80% 531 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 66.2%
Great: 65%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
XFX(1682 9275) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.11.2
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
35.9% Below average
Lighting 111
Reflection 87.5
Parallax 145
38% 114 fps
MRender 62.6
Gravity 93.7
Splatting 87.3
34% 81.2 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 35.9%
Great: 39%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$115
68GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
71.8% Very good
Read 473
Write 325
Mixed 325
83% 375 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 51
4K Mixed 18.7
105% 35.2 MB/s
DQ Read 39.2
DQ Write 56.4
DQ Mixed 17.5
22% 37.7 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 94%
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB-$154
1TB free
Firmware: CC98 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
5900 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
54.3% Above average
Read 104
Write 85.7
Mixed 101
73% 96.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 0.35
4K Mixed 0.14
41% 0.31 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 73%
Maxtor 6V250F0 251GB
232GB free
Firmware: VA111630 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
37.4% Below average
Read 62.5
Write 67.3
Mixed 62.3
48% 64.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.47
4K Mixed 0.27
101% 1.11 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 37.4%
Great: 39%
Samsung HD252HJ 250GB
137GB free
Firmware: 1AC01113 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
52.3% Above average
Read 85.2
Write 97
Mixed 78.9
65% 87 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.32
92% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
51.8% Above average
MC Read 22.5
MC Write 15.6
MC Mixed 17
52% 18.4 GB/s
SC Read 12.1
SC Write 8
SC Mixed 12.8
31% 11 GB/s
Latency 57.6
70% 57.6 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 51.8%
Great: 56%
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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 1,197 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 - $71

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $473
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