Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 48.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics17.9% 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 Drive56.8% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory10GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 10GB 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
4 months ago, 2 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3  (all builds)
Memory7.4 GB free of 10 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120330
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 06 '18 at 23:50
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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-8320E-$82
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
48.6% Average
SC Int 74.3
SC Float 64.4
SC Mixed 70
56% 69.6 Pts
QC Int 237
QC Float 204
QC Mixed 232
51% 224 Pts
MC Int 409
MC Float 350
MC Mixed 390
58% 383 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 48.6%
Great: 58%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7770
XFX(1682 3233) 1GB
CLim: 1130 MHz, MLim: 1185 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 18.7.1
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
17.9% Very poor
Lighting 51.1
Reflection 48.2
Parallax 73.3
18% 57.5 fps
MRender 32.6
Gravity 46
Splatting 47.1
18% 41.9 fps
Poor: 13%
This bench: 17.9%
Great: 19%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba HG5d Q Series 128GB
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HTRAN101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 208 209 211 212 213 118 MB/s
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
56.8% Above average
Read 218
Write 202
Mixed 204
SusWrite 195
46% 205 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 55.8
4K Mixed 34
108% 37.6 MB/s
DQ Read 24.4
DQ Write 73.5
DQ Mixed 39.3
33% 45.7 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 105%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
578GB free
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 195 198 197 197 198 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 202
Write 162
Mixed 75.1
SusWrite 196
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 114%
Great: 112%
SanDisk Cruzer Glide 32GB
28GB free, PID 5575
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.2 7.6 6.5 5.1 6.8 6.2 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
9.31% Terrible
Read 28.5
Write 10.7
Mixed 12.8
SusWrite 6.5
17% 14.6 MB/s
4K Read 2.9
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.9
75% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 9.31%
Great: 15%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 10GB
null MHz
2048, 8192 MB
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
28% Poor
MC Read 9.3
MC Write 8.9
MC Mixed 8.1
25% 8.77 GB/s
SC Read 9.1
SC Write 7.1
SC Mixed 9.2
24% 8.47 GB/s
Latency 71.7
56% 71.7 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 28%
Great: 46%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 34%
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Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 - $74

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $388
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