Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3

Performance Results

Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 26%
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 61.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics45% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive25% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121023
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 26 '23 at 23:28
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User DZA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (41st percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
AMD FX-8120
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
61.8% Good
Memory 82.3
1-Core 70
2-Core 142
59% 98.2 Pts
4-Core 224
8-Core 408
38% 316 Pts
64-Core 409
25% 409 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 61.8%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
AMD Radeon RX590 GME
Asus(1043 05A1) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1420 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 23.5.1
Performing below potential (13th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
45% Average
Lighting 53.4
Reflection 64.8
Parallax 77.9
44% 65.4 fps
MRender 66.1
Gravity 64
Splatting 49
48% 59.7 fps
Poor: 39%
This bench: 45%
Great: 56%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Crucial M4 64GB-$92
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0309
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 60 58 57 59 61 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
25% Poor
Read 272
Write 63.2
Mixed 104
SusWrite 58.3
27% 124 MB/s
4K Read 18.6
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 5.4
37% 9.07 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 25%
Great: 65%
Hitachi HDS721025CLA382 250GB-$20
95GB free
Firmware: JP1OA3EA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 62 59 57 60 61 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
44.6% Average
Read 96
Write 93
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 59.4
56% 76 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 44.6%
Great: 75%
Seagate Expansion 512GB
49GB free, PID 2312
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 214 88 40 30 29 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
127% Outstanding
Read 207
Write 187
Mixed 175
SusWrite 98
219% 167 MB/s
4K Read 11.8
4K Write 23.8
4K Mixed 8.4
1,139% 14.7 MB/s
DQ Read 19
DQ Write 34.4
DQ Mixed 9.7
1,570% 21 MB/s
Poor: 123%
This bench: 127%
Great: 161%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
48% Average
MC Read 20.8
MC Write 13.8
MC Mixed 17.8
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 8.6
SC Write 8
SC Mixed 13.5
29% 10 GB/s
Latency 76.3
52% 76.3 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 48%
Great: 97%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-970A-DS3 Builds (Compare 353 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 21%
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 17%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 - $149

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $366
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