Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation 25%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 41.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics38.4% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121023
Uptime3.5 Days
Run DateJan 21 '18 at 16:09
Run Duration152 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD Phenom II X4 945
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
41.3% Average
SC Int 73.8
SC Float 44.2
SC Mixed 55.2
46% 57.7 Pts
QC Int 279
QC Float 178
QC Mixed 220
51% 225 Pts
MC Int 279
MC Float 167
MC Mixed 194
32% 213 Pts
Poor: 30%
This bench: 41.3%
Great: 47%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
Zotac(19DA A454) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
38.4% Below average
Lighting 118
Reflection 79.9
Parallax 120
37% 106 fps
MRender 79.9
Gravity 113
Splatting 83.7
40% 92.1 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 38.4%
Great: 42%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2015)-$45
647GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
74.3% Very good
Read 126
Write 133
Mixed 104
90% 121 MB/s
4K Read 1.07
4K Write 1.79
4K Mixed 0.24
104% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 88%
WD Blue 1TB (2010)-$58
407GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
43.3% Average
Read 73
Write 77.8
Mixed 37.2
46% 62.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.72
4K Mixed 0.31
93% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 43.3%
Great: 73%
WD Blue 250GB (2008)-$30
59GB free
Firmware: 12.01B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
31.2% Below average
Read 57.2
Write 51.2
Mixed 43
38% 50.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.98
4K Mixed 0.39
104% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 31.2%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
33.7% Below average
MC Read 14.6
MC Write 7.4
MC Mixed 12.8
33% 11.6 GB/s
SC Read 7.2
SC Write 6.1
SC Mixed 9
21% 7.43 GB/s
Latency 73.8
54% 73.8 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 33.7%
Great: 64%
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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 2,032 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop 47%
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 - $68

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $381
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