Asrock 970 Extreme3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 41.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics13.7% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsrock 970 Extreme3  (all builds)
Memory2.3 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20111117
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 23:36
Run Duration92 Seconds
Run User JPN-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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 Athlon II X4 640-$230
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
41.3% Average
SC Int 71.7
SC Float 43.4
SC Mixed 53.5
45% 56.2 Pts
QC Int 291
QC Float 177
QC Mixed 220
52% 229 Pts
MC Int 296
MC Float 178
MC Mixed 218
35% 231 Pts
Poor: 29%
This bench: 41.3%
Great: 46%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI HD 4870
MSI(1462 8030) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.9001
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
13.7% Very poor
Lighting 46.5
Reflection 33.9
Parallax 40.6
14% 40.3 fps
MRender 23.1
Gravity 33.8
Splatting 42.9
14% 33.3 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 13.7%
Great: 14%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 640GB (2008)-$30
564GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
59.5% Above average
Read 109
Write 98.3
Mixed 33.3
59% 80.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.4
105% 0.96 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 59.5%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT51264BA1339.M16F 1x4GB
1 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
23.7% Poor
MC Read 9
MC Write 6.6
MC Mixed 7.2
22% 7.6 GB/s
SC Read 7.7
SC Write 6.4
SC Mixed 6.2
19% 6.77 GB/s
Latency 88.9
45% 88.9 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 23.7%
Great: 30%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 970 Extreme3 Builds (Compare 1,804 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asrock 970 Extreme3 - $97

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $486
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