Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3

Performance Results

Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 62.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics58.3% 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 Drive50% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3  (all builds)
Memory11.7 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 23:37
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User DZA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
62.3% Good
Memory 82.4
1-Core 70.5
2-Core 144
60% 99 Pts
4-Core 230
8-Core 392
38% 311 Pts
64-Core 404
25% 404 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
AMD Radeon RX590 GME
Asus(1043 05A1) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1445 MHz, MLim: 2099 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 23.5.1
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
58.3% Above average
Lighting 74.4
Reflection 67.3
Parallax 97.2
61% 79.6 fps
MRender 68.2
Gravity 84.4
Splatting 50
54% 67.5 fps
Poor: 39%
This bench: 58.3%
Great: 56%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Crucial M4 64GB-$92
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0309
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 85 84 90 82 66 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
50% Average
Read 395
Write 111
Mixed 157
SusWrite 81
41% 186 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 62.1
4K Mixed 16.4
91% 34.3 MB/s
DQ Read 28
DQ Write 82.8
DQ Mixed 17.8
24% 42.9 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 50%
Great: 65%
Hitachi HDS721025CLA382 250GB-$20
95GB free
Firmware: JP1OA3EA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 86 85 90 82 66 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
51.5% Above average
Read 98
Write 94.2
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 81.4
60% 81.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 75%
Seagate Expansion 512GB
49GB free, PID 2312
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 215 89 20 19 44 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
133% Outstanding
Read 231
Write 200
Mixed 186
SusWrite 97.6
233% 179 MB/s
4K Read 11.8
4K Write 24.5
4K Mixed 8.5
1,166% 14.9 MB/s
DQ Read 18.9
DQ Write 35.7
DQ Mixed 9.3
1,601% 21.3 MB/s
Poor: 123%
This bench: 133%
Great: 161%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
Performing below potential (25th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
47.2% Average
MC Read 20.8
MC Write 13.1
MC Mixed 17.4
49% 17.1 GB/s
SC Read 8.7
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 12.6
28% 9.87 GB/s
Latency 76.2
52% 76.2 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 47.2%
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 354 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
Why does UserBenchmark have a bad reputation on reddit?
Marketers operate thousands of reddit accounts. Our benchmarks expose their spiel so they attack our reputation.
Why don’t PC brands endorse UserBenchmark?
Brands make boatloads on flagships like the 4090 and 14900KS. We help users get similar real-world performance for less money.
Why don’t youtubers promote UserBenchmark?
We don't pay youtubers, so they don't praise us. Moreover, our data obstructs youtubers who promote overpriced or inferior products.
Why does UserBenchmark have negative trustpilot reviews?
The 200+ trustpilot reviews are mostly written by virgin marketing accounts. Real users don't give a monkey's about big brands.
Why is UserBenchmark popular with users?
Instead of pursuing brands for sponsorship, we've spent 13 years publishing real-world data for users.
The Best
Intel Core i5-12600K $165Nvidia RTX 4060 $293WD Black SN850X M.2 2TB $150
Intel Core i5-13600K $248Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $374WD Black SN850X M.2 1TB $89
Intel Core i5-12400F $110Nvidia RTX 4070 $325Crucial T700 M.2 4TB $417
Today's hottest deals
If you buy something via a price link, UserBenchmark may earn a commission
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback