AMD 970A-DS3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 64.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics55.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive41.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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
12 months ago, 12 months ago.
MotherboardAMD 970A-DS3  (all builds)
Memory4.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121018
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 19:42
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-6100-$54
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
64.4% Good
Memory 89.7
1-Core 68.8
2-Core 115
60% 91.2 Pts
4-Core 218
8-Core 283
33% 251 Pts
64-Core 276
18% 276 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$160
CLim: 1411 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing below potential (45th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
55.6% Above average
Lighting 194
Reflection 184
Parallax 309
51% 229 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 202
Splatting 135
56% 163 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 55.6%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$67
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 521ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 79 78 81 80 83 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
41.4% Average
Read 106
Write 95
Mixed 109
SusWrite 80.7
22% 97.6 MB/s
4K Read 16.6
4K Write 61.4
4K Mixed 26.6
92% 34.9 MB/s
DQ Read 80.3
DQ Write 83.4
DQ Mixed 86.5
64% 83.4 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 41.4%
Great: 73%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$85
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 203 202 203 201 201 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 203
Write 151
Mixed 82.2
SusWrite 201
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 116%
Great: 116%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
29GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 143 143 143 144 143 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
91% Outstanding
Read 174
Write 99.1
Mixed 98.8
SusWrite 142
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
227% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 91%
Great: 108%
ADATA HD710 PRO 2TB
1.5TB free, PID a75a
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 28 29 29 29 29 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
12.2% Very poor
Read 29.5
Write 29.2
Mixed 11.6
SusWrite 28.8
33% 24.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.4
32% 0.43 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 12.2%
Great: 52%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 667 MHz clocked @ 933 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
50.8% Above average
MC Read 22
MC Write 13.7
MC Mixed 19.2
52% 18.3 GB/s
SC Read 9.1
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 14.3
31% 10.7 GB/s
Latency 67.6
59% 67.6 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 50.8%
Great: 53%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical 970A-DS3 Builds (Compare 76 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: AMD 970A-DS3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $199
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