Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 50.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics31.7% 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.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3P  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1600 x 1200 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150601
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 12:10
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 FX-8320E-$89
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
50.8% Above average
SC Int 84
SC Float 71.7
SC Mixed 77.3
62% 77.7 Pts
QC Int 251
QC Float 213
QC Mixed 235
53% 233 Pts
MC Int 422
MC Float 365
MC Mixed 412
60% 400 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 50.8%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270-$170
CLim: 945 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.9.1
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
31.7% Below average
Lighting 98.6
Reflection 76.1
Parallax 125
34% 100 fps
MRender 55.4
Gravity 81.4
Splatting 79.4
30% 72.1 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 31.7%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$44
299GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
55.5% Above average
Read 95.7
Write 97.5
Mixed 32.6
55% 75.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.35
84% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 55.5%
Great: 69%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$44
116GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
60.9% Good
Read 106
Write 107
Mixed 102
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.72
4K Mixed 0.39
94% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 60.9%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
49.3% Average
MC Read 20.3
MC Write 15
MC Mixed 17.1
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 11.2
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 13.4
32% 11.1 GB/s
Latency 65.1
62% 65.1 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 49.3%
Great: 52%
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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-DS3P Builds (Compare 7,715 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $70

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $415
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