Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 62.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics21.3% 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 Drive36.5% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3  (all builds)
Memory4.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1280 x 720 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120330
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 08 '20 at 06:53
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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 945
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
62.8% Good
Memory 90
1-Core 55.8
2-Core 110
56% 85.2 Pts
4-Core 208
8-Core 211
29% 210 Pts
64-Core 214
14% 214 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750-Ti-$110
PNY(196E 1380) 2GB
CLim: 1476 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
21.3% Poor
Lighting 66.2
Reflection 45.3
Parallax 57.3
17% 56.3 fps
MRender 60.8
Gravity 77
Splatting 45.1
22% 61 fps
Poor: 18%
This bench: 21.3%
Great: 21%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Patriot Pyro 60GB-$125
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 502ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 54 56 55 55 57 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
36.5% Below average
Read 164
Write 68.7
Mixed 104
SusWrite 55.6
22% 98.1 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 30.4
4K Mixed 20
72% 23.5 MB/s
DQ Read 128
DQ Write 66
DQ Mixed 73.7
61% 89.2 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 36.5%
Great: 50%
Samsung HD103SI 1TB-$80
325GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 64 69 68 70 68 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
44.1% Average
Read 86.3
Write 102
Mixed 49.3
SusWrite 67.3
56% 76.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 44.1%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
35.3% Below average
MC Read 15.4
MC Write 7.6
MC Mixed 13
34% 12 GB/s
SC Read 7.7
SC Write 6.2
SC Mixed 10.3
23% 8.07 GB/s
Latency 67.2
60% 67.2 ns
Poor: 15%
This bench: 35.3%
Great: 44%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-970A-DS3 Builds (Compare 899 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $348
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