Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 58%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
2 month ago, 2 month ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120814
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 02 '21 at 15:20
Run Duration178 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-6100-$54
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
58% Above average
Memory 77.2
1-Core 65.3
2-Core 120
55% 87.5 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 289
33% 252 Pts
64-Core 271
18% 271 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 58%
Great: 63%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk U110 128GB-$69
117GB free
Firmware: U221000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 285 272 272 274 273 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
48.2% Average
Read 397
Write 276
Mixed 79.4
SusWrite 281
57% 258 MB/s
4K Read 14.9
4K Write 15.4
4K Mixed 12
46% 14.1 MB/s
DQ Read 32.6
DQ Write 18.7
DQ Mixed 19.5
16% 23.6 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 48.2%
Great: 51%
CT1000BX500SSD1 1TB
930GB free
Firmware: M6CR030
SusWrite @10s intervals: 386 379 380 380 376 379 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
78.5% Very good
Read 455
Write 393
Mixed 377
SusWrite 380
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 63.4
4K Mixed 21.5
93% 35.4 MB/s
DQ Read 177
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 36.6
74% 147 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 101%
WD Blue 320GB (2007)-$18
212GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 03.03E03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 69 66 68 67 70 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
47.1% Average
Read 95.8
Write 97
Mixed 56.9
SusWrite 68
58% 79.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
154% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 47.1%
Great: 59%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$70
158GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 69 67 69 67 70 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
37.5% Below average
Read 61.6
Write 59.4
Mixed 53.6
SusWrite 68.4
45% 60.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 37.5%
Great: 78%
WD Purple 2TB (2014)-$80
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 143 141 142 140 141 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
81.1% Excellent
Read 142
Write 132
Mixed 67
SusWrite 141
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 81.1%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM
Performing below potential (20th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
43.1% Average
MC Read 19.8
MC Write 12.5
MC Mixed 14.3
44% 15.5 GB/s
SC Read 9
SC Write 8.2
SC Mixed 11.7
28% 9.63 GB/s
Latency 85.9
46% 85.9 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 43.1%
Great: 89%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-970A-DS3 Builds (Compare 1,547 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $494
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