Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3

Performance Results

Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop 51%
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics42.9% 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 Drive65.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3  (all builds)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141007
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 12 '17 at 16:24
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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-8300-$96
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
54% Above average
SC Int 79.3
SC Float 68.2
SC Mixed 73.5
59% 73.7 Pts
QC Int 268
QC Float 231
QC Mixed 260
57% 253 Pts
MC Int 491
MC Float 420
MC Mixed 484
70% 465 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 54%
Great: 61%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti-$155
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
42.9% Average
Lighting 146
Reflection 85.2
Parallax 126
43% 119 fps
MRender 80.5
Gravity 129
Splatting 87.5
43% 99 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 42.9%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU700 120GB
81GB free
Firmware: B170206b Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
65.7% Good
Read 496
Write 341
Mixed 406
92% 414 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 63.8
4K Mixed 7.47
81% 32.1 MB/s
DQ Read 23.6
DQ Write 76.3
DQ Mixed 7.58
18% 35.8 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 83%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$48
665GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
87.8% Excellent
Read 153
Write 152
Mixed 146
113% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1.15
4K Write 2.67
4K Mixed 0.37
138% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 87.8%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Nanya M2X4G64CB8HG9 Corsair CMX4GX3M2A160 Corsair CMX4GX3M2A160 8GB
800, 667, 667 MHz
4096, 2048, 2048 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
32.4% Below average
MC Read 11.2
MC Write 9.9
MC Mixed 9.5
29% 10.2 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 8.6
SC Mixed 10.1
28% 9.73 GB/s
Latency 62.2
64% 62.2 ns
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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 1,462 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 49%
Desktop 48%
Workstation 32%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 - $77

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $619
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