Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3

Performance Results

Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop 72%
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 68.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics58.1% 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 Drive49.6% 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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121023
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 29 '23 at 01:12
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User DZA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
68.2% Good
Memory 83.6
1-Core 76.4
2-Core 151
62% 104 Pts
4-Core 286
8-Core 406
44% 346 Pts
64-Core 412
26% 412 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
AMD Radeon RX590 GME
Asus(1043 05A1) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1470 MHz, MLim: 2125 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 23.5.1
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
58.1% Above average
Lighting 73.5
Reflection 68.4
Parallax 98.6
60% 80.2 fps
MRender 69.9
Gravity 85.8
Splatting 50.8
55% 68.8 fps
Poor: 39%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 56%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Crucial M4 64GB-$92
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0309
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 85 81 82 85 82 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
49.6% Average
Read 391
Write 110
Mixed 158
SusWrite 80.8
40% 185 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 62.5
4K Mixed 16.3
90% 34.2 MB/s
DQ Read 27.9
DQ Write 82
DQ Mixed 17.4
24% 42.4 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 49.6%
Great: 65%
Hitachi HDS721025CLA382 250GB-$20
95GB free
Firmware: JP1OA3EA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 88 82 83 86 82 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
53% Above average
Read 101
Write 92
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 83.7
61% 82.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 53%
Great: 75%
Seagate Expansion 512GB
49GB free, PID 2312
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 214 82 25 37 30 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
128% Outstanding
Read 227
Write 222
Mixed 190
SusWrite 97.8
242% 184 MB/s
4K Read 12.2
4K Write 23
4K Mixed 7.8
1,093% 14.3 MB/s
DQ Read 18.5
DQ Write 33.5
DQ Mixed 9.2
1,521% 20.4 MB/s
Poor: 123%
This bench: 128%
Great: 161%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
Performing below potential (32nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
49.9% Average
MC Read 21
MC Write 15
MC Mixed 18.8
52% 18.3 GB/s
SC Read 9.1
SC Write 8.1
SC Mixed 12.5
28% 9.9 GB/s
Latency 74.1
54% 74.1 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 49.9%
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
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