Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed 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 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 57.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics65.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3P  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160226
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '18 at 00:54
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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-8350-$119
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
57.1% Above average
SC Int 87.3
SC Float 74
SC Mixed 79.9
64% 80.4 Pts
QC Int 291
QC Float 251
QC Mixed 271
62% 271 Pts
MC Int 513
MC Float 440
MC Mixed 507
73% 487 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 65%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$400
CLim: 1310 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.1.1
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
65.1% Good
Lighting 194
Reflection 172
Parallax 252
66% 206 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 184
Splatting 127
64% 148 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 65.1%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$48
761GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 167
Mixed 159
130% 173 MB/s
4K Read 1.11
4K Write 2.39
4K Mixed 0.33
127% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 103%
Great: 105%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
729GB free, PID a200
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
39.9% Below average
Read 93.2
Write 97.5
Mixed 96.5
125% 95.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.63
4K Mixed 0.2
64% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 39.9%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Nanya M2F8G64CB8HC5 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
31.5% Below average
MC Read 10.9
MC Write 10.2
MC Mixed 9
29% 10 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 10
28% 9.77 GB/s
Latency 70.7
57% 70.7 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 31.5%
Great: 47%
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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 9,056 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $77

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $403
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