Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 34.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics19.9% 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 Drive61.3% 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.
Very high background CPU (50%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3  (all builds)
Memory4.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140909
Uptime11.1 Days
Run DateJun 11 '19 at 00:02
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 50%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
34.3% Below average
1-Core 47.4
2-Core 113
37% 80.3 Pts
4-Core 194
8-Core 297
31% 246 Pts
64-Core 295
20% 295 Pts
Poor: 26%
This bench: 34.3%
Great: 44%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750-Ti-$110
Gigabyte(1458 36CA) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1333 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
19.9% Very poor
Lighting 70.8
Reflection 44.8
Parallax 65.7
19% 60.4 fps
MRender 53.5
Gravity 72.7
Splatting 39.9
20% 55.4 fps
Poor: 18%
This bench: 19.9%
Great: 21%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Mushkin Reactor 1TB-$160
459GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 223 248 308 311 316 324 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
61.3% Good
Read 396
Write 305
Mixed 267
SusWrite 288
70% 314 MB/s
4K Read 19.1
4K Write 41.2
4K Mixed 23.9
81% 28.1 MB/s
DQ Read 26.6
DQ Write 85
DQ Mixed 38.7
35% 50.1 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 61.3%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
43.3% Average
MC Read 17.6
MC Write 13.4
MC Mixed 15.9
45% 15.6 GB/s
SC Read 8
SC Write 8
SC Mixed 11.4
26% 9.13 GB/s
Latency 79.7
50% 79.7 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 43.3%
Great: 60%
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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 3,134 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $383
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