Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 55.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics62.8% 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.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3P  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160226
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 01:09
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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-$81
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
55.4% Above average
SC Int 76.2
SC Float 70.3
SC Mixed 74.9
59% 73.8 Pts
QC Int 274
QC Float 226
QC Mixed 268
58% 256 Pts
MC Int 491
MC Float 419
MC Mixed 492
70% 467 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$221
CLim: 1421 MHz, MLim: 2020 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.8.1
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
62.8% Good
Lighting 171
Reflection 185
Parallax 237
60% 198 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 168
Splatting 134
65% 152 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 76%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus Thin 5400.9 2.5" 500GB-$39
404GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 78 66 78 95 98 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
53.7% Above average
Read 104
Write 95.5
Mixed 40
SusWrite 83.5
59% 80.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.4
78% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 60%
WD WD5000AVVS-63H0B1 500GB
450GB free
Firmware: 05.04C06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 86 84 86 86 86 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
49% Average
Read 84.8
Write 86.7
Mixed 52
SusWrite 85.5
57% 77.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
145% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 49%
Great: 51%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
44.3% Average
MC Read 17
MC Write 14.7
MC Mixed 15.2
45% 15.6 GB/s
SC Read 9.7
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 12.7
29% 10.2 GB/s
Latency 70.9
56% 70.9 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 94%
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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 12,717 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $350
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