AMD 970A-DS3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 25%
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 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 36.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics20.2% 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 Drive39.7% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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.
MotherboardAMD 970A-DS3  (all builds)
Memory3.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121018
Uptime5.7 Days
Run DateAug 13 '19 at 10:21
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU7%

 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 Extreme
AMD FX-6100-$54
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
36.3% Below average
1-Core 66
2-Core 122
45% 94 Pts
4-Core 202
8-Core 288
32% 245 Pts
64-Core 270
18% 270 Pts
Poor: 24%
This bench: 36.3%
Great: 42%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7850-$174
Sapphire(174B E221) 2GB
CLim: 860 MHz, MLim: 1200 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 19.7.1
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
20.2% Poor
Lighting 76.8
Reflection 71.1
Parallax 97.3
21% 81.7 fps
MRender 51.3
Gravity 64.7
Splatting 74.1
20% 63.4 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 20.2%
Great: 23%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$60
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 521ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 76 80 82 84 84 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
39.7% Below average
Read 152
Write 34
Mixed 91.2
SusWrite 81.3
20% 89.5 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 30.2
4K Mixed 23.1
76% 24.5 MB/s
DQ Read 108
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 89.5
72% 102 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 39.7%
Great: 74%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$80
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 198 200 199 201 202 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 203
Write 154
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 200
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 115%
Great: 116%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
29GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 142 141 141 144 143 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
86.4% Excellent
Read 159
Write 142
Mixed 102
SusWrite 142
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
226% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 108%
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 (86th percentile)
49.1% Average
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 13.6
MC Mixed 18.3
51% 17.8 GB/s
SC Read 7.2
SC Write 8.2
SC Mixed 13.1
27% 9.5 GB/s
Latency 66.2
60% 66.2 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 52%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 970A-DS3 Builds (Compare 289 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft

Motherboard: AMD 970A-DS3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $300
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