Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (24th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 76 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 33.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics22% 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 Drive49.8% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Very high background CPU (71%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3  (all builds)
Memory8.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130123
Uptime4.1 Days
Run DateNov 08 '19 at 21:30
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU 71%

 PC Performing below expectations (24th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8120
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
33.7% Below average
1-Core 54
2-Core 101
37% 77.6 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 268
28% 222 Pts
64-Core 265
18% 265 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 33.7%
Great: 47%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270-$200
CLim: 975 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 19.11.1
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
22% Poor
Lighting 53
Reflection 53.8
Parallax 127
14% 78.1 fps
MRender 54
Gravity 83.2
Splatting 75.5
22% 70.9 fps
Poor: 22%
This bench: 22%
Great: 25%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Premier SP550 240GB-$74
138GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P0705AB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 81 77 50 50 49 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
49.8% Average
Read 318
Write 312
Mixed 278
SusWrite 78.1
55% 247 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 43
4K Mixed 29.4
95% 31.8 MB/s
DQ Read 31.3
DQ Write 78.7
DQ Mixed 43
36% 51 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 95%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
508GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 74 90 90 81 92 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
53.8% Above average
Read 105
Write 110
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 82.8
66% 90.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
120% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 53.8%
Great: 114%
WD Green 500GB (2009)-$22
230GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 73 90 89 82 92 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
49.5% Average
Read 90
Write 88.3
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 82.4
59% 79.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 49.5%
Great: 55%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD3 Kingston 99U5471-039.A 16GB
800, 800 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
26.5% Poor
MC Read 9.6
MC Write 9.1
MC Mixed 8.1
26% 8.93 GB/s
SC Read 7.2
SC Write 6.1
SC Mixed 6.7
19% 6.67 GB/s
Latency 93
43% 93 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 3,185 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 - $92

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $392
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