Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 61.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics68.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive67.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141007
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 21:38
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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-8370-$123
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
61.3% Good
SC Int 85.2
SC Float 72.8
SC Mixed 79
63% 79 Pts
QC Int 333
QC Float 286
QC Mixed 309
70% 309 Pts
MC Int 494
MC Float 415
MC Mixed 500
71% 470 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 61.3%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
Asus(1043 04ED) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
68.8% Good
Lighting 211
Reflection 163
Parallax 270
72% 215 fps
MRender 125
Gravity 170
Splatting 185
67% 160 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$98
399GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
67.3% Good
Read 385
Write 324
Mixed 289
74% 333 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 41.9
4K Mixed 22.8
99% 32 MB/s
DQ Read 40.9
DQ Write 62.7
DQ Mixed 23.3
26% 42.3 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 134%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$73
640GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
89.4% Excellent
Read 153
Write 158
Mixed 110
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.22
100% 1.09 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 107%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$53
541GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
74.8% Very good
Read 141
Write 119
Mixed 24.6
69% 95.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.17
85% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 667 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
51% Above average
MC Read 20.3
MC Write 15.7
MC Mixed 18
51% 18 GB/s
SC Read 11.5
SC Write 8.9
SC Mixed 14.3
33% 11.6 GB/s
Latency 60.6
66% 60.6 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 51%
Great: 98%
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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 1,772 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 - $60

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $372
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