Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, RAM
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 49.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics12.2% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 5 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3  (all builds)
Memory2.2 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20120814
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 19 '15 at 17:00
Run Duration77 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 Phenom II X4 850
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
49.8% Average
SC Int 76.3
SC Float 59.2
SC Mixed 67
54% 67.5 Pts
QC Int 298
QC Float 236
QC Mixed 261
60% 265 Pts
MC Int 302
MC Float 227
MC Mixed 261
40% 263 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 50%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon HD 6770
MSI(1462 2142) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 14.501.1003.0
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
12.2% Very poor
Lighting 43.4
Reflection 27.4
Parallax 39
13% 36.6 fps
MRender 22.4
Gravity 32.4
Splatting 27.6
12% 27.5 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 12.2%
Great: 13%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD WD3200AVJS-63WDA0 320GB
15GB free
Firmware: 01.03A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
42.1% Average
Read 78.8
Write 67.7
Mixed 39.9
46% 62.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.42
4K Mixed 0.36
87% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 42.1%
Great: 61%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 - $76

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $603
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