Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 59.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics32.4% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive63.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB 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.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3  (all builds)
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121023
Uptime6.4 Days
Run DateFeb 27 '19 at 05:50
Run Duration212 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing as expected (41st percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD Phenom II X4 965-$144
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
59.8% Above average
Memory 83.8
1-Core 60.8
2-Core 120
56% 88.2 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 241
30% 222 Pts
64-Core 208
14% 208 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 59.8%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$150
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 416.81
Performing below potential (76th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
32.4% Below average
Lighting 122
Reflection 84.1
Parallax 137
32% 114 fps
MRender 80.6
Gravity 120
Splatting 87.1
33% 95.9 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 32.4%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Trion 150 480GB-$300
269GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFZ
SusWrite @10s intervals: 274 203 116 264 272 264 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
63.3% Good
Read 382
Write 356
Mixed 308
SusWrite 232
72% 319 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 47.2
4K Mixed 27.8
91% 31.8 MB/s
DQ Read 23.1
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 169
115% 134 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 63.3%
Great: 101%
WD Green 1.5TB (2010)-$64
891GB free
Firmware: 51.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 79 78 79 79 76 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
42.7% Average
Read 72.5
Write 61.7
Mixed 30.9
SusWrite 76.6
44% 60.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
73% 0.43 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 42.7%
Great: 64%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$152
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX6O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 149 152 150 149 146 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
89.4% Excellent
Read 165
Write 120
Mixed 25.4
SusWrite 147
82% 114 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.4
97% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 108%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$64
619GB free
Firmware: CC54
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 117 116 117 115 114 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
77.2% Very good
Read 154
Write 112
Mixed 84.8
SusWrite 115
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 99%
Seagate Backup+ Desk 4TB
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0342
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 23 24 24 25 23 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
13.6% Very poor
Read 21.5
Write 22.9
Mixed 24.1
SusWrite 23.6
17% 23 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.9
4K Mixed 0.6
222% 2.53 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 13.6%
Great: 99%
Seagate Backup+ Hub BK 6TB
5.5TB free, PID ab38
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 91 99 102 104 95 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
58.2% Above average
Read 148
Write 127
Mixed 79.6
SusWrite 96.7
146% 113 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.9
206% 2.73 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 58.2%
Great: 73%
Seagate Backup+ Desk 5TB
1.5TB free, PID ab31
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 132 130 126 124 131 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
60.5% Good
Read 83.4
Write 93.9
Mixed 73
SusWrite 127
132% 94.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 6.7
4K Mixed 0.6
251% 2.7 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 60.5%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM
Performing below potential (11th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
28.8% Poor
MC Read 12.4
MC Write 6.8
MC Mixed 9.2
27% 9.47 GB/s
SC Read 6.9
SC Write 6.1
SC Mixed 8.8
21% 7.27 GB/s
Latency 73.9
54% 73.9 ns
Poor: 24%
This bench: 28.8%
Great: 59%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-970A-DS3 Builds (Compare 706 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 - $92

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