Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 54.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics42.3% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3  (all builds)
Memory5 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130123
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 12:39
Run Duration213 Seconds
Run User MLT-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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-6300-$57
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
54.8% Above average
SC Int 85.1
SC Float 72.6
SC Mixed 76.1
62% 77.9 Pts
QC Int 294
QC Float 243
QC Mixed 274
61% 270 Pts
MC Int 389
MC Float 330
MC Mixed 375
55% 365 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 54.8%
Great: 58%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Asus(1043 8528) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
42.3% Average
Lighting 143
Reflection 112
Parallax 129
43% 128 fps
MRender 83.5
Gravity 123
Splatting 83.6
42% 96.8 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 42.3%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 500GB-$68
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002SDM1 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
45.6% Average
Read 77.5
Write 81.6
Mixed 29.4
46% 62.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 0.81
4K Mixed 0.21
54% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 45.6%
Great: 57%
Hitachi HTS723232L9A360 320GB
13GB free
Firmware: FC4OC30F Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
36.4% Below average
Read 63.4
Write 63.5
Mixed 7.72
32% 44.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.15
4K Mixed 0.39
89% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 36.4%
Great: 44%
Kingston DataTraveler 3.0 16GB
6GB free, PID 6545
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
9.56% Terrible
Read 31.2
Write 15.3
Mixed 18.7
25% 21.7 MB/s
4K Read 6.98
4K Write 0.02
4K Mixed 0.02
27% 2.34 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 9.56%
Great: 29%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
45.3% Average
MC Read 19.4
MC Write 13.1
MC Mixed 15.4
46% 16 GB/s
SC Read 10.1
SC Write 8.4
SC Mixed 11.7
29% 10.1 GB/s
Latency 66.2
60% 66.2 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 45.3%
Great: 50%
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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 1,757 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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