Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 52%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics22.1% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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.
Memory22GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 22GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory17.7 GB free of 22 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1152 x 864 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130408
Uptime1 Days
Run DateAug 25 '18 at 22:44
Run Duration216 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8350-$130
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
52% Above average
1-Core 76.1
2-Core 154
54% 115 Pts
4-Core 290
8-Core 499
50% 394 Pts
64-Core 497
33% 497 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 52%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 370-$153
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.300.1025.1001
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
22.1% Poor
Lighting 81.6
Reflection 82
Parallax 111
22% 91.6 fps
MRender 59.4
Gravity 69.5
Splatting 86.4
22% 71.8 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 22.1%
Great: 25%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$35
667GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 165 144 153 166 165 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
97.7% Outstanding
Read 182
Write 161
Mixed 38
SusWrite 159
98% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
139% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 97.7%
Great: 106%
Hitachi HUA722020ALA331 2TB
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: JKAOA3NH
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 87 88 92 98 97 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
53.5% Above average
Read 94.8
Write 98.6
Mixed 42
SusWrite 91.8
60% 81.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 53.5%
Great: 71%
Hitachi HDT725040VLA360 400GB
372GB free
Firmware: V5COA7EA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 63 63 64 64 64 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
36.9% Below average
Read 64.5
Write 62.2
Mixed 37.3
SusWrite 63.6
42% 56.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 36.9%
Great: 37%
SanDisk U3 Cruzer Micro 2GB
2GB free, PID 5406
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.1 4.4 4.3 4.5 4.5 4.5 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
4.46% Terrible
Read 16
Write 4.2
Mixed 5.2
SusWrite 4.4
8% 7.45 MB/s
4K Read 5
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
18% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.46%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378B5673FH0- CT102464BA160 Micron 8JTF51264AZ-1 CT102464BA160 22GB
667, 800, 800, 800 MHz
2048, 8192, 4096, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
43.8% Average
MC Read 16.7
MC Write 14.5
MC Mixed 15
44% 15.4 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 13
30% 10.4 GB/s
Latency 71.4
56% 71.4 ns
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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 25,658 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $423
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