Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 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 50.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics41.6% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive56.1% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3P  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1842 x 1036 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150601
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 04:35
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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-8300-$78
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
50.9% Above average
SC Int 83
SC Float 71.6
SC Mixed 76.4
62% 77 Pts
QC Int 250
QC Float 216
QC Mixed 238
53% 235 Pts
MC Int 404
MC Float 348
MC Mixed 400
58% 384 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 60%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
41.6% Average
Lighting 141
Reflection 114
Parallax 126
42% 127 fps
MRender 82.9
Gravity 121
Splatting 80.8
41% 95 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 41.6%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Z400s 256GB-$104
136GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z2320000 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
56.1% Above average
Read 420
Write 316
Mixed 375
82% 370 MB/s
4K Read 18.3
4K Write 51.2
4K Mixed 4.17
60% 24.6 MB/s
DQ Read 20.9
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 27.8
36% 60.1 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 56.1%
Great: 83%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
71.7% Very good
Read 130
Write 121
Mixed 107
89% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.12
4K Mixed 0.32
87% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 71.7%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
871GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
86% Excellent
Read 148
Write 150
Mixed 122
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 7.8
4K Mixed 0.6
236% 3 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 86%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Adata MI64C1D1629Z1 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
48.2% Average
MC Read 19.6
MC Write 15
MC Mixed 17.1
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 12.2
30% 10.5 GB/s
Latency 68.2
59% 68.2 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 48.2%
Great: 59%
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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 14,457 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $69

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $449
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