Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics10.9% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive66.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150601
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateMay 05 '16 at 17:33
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8350-$130
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
70.8% Very good
Memory 89.9
1-Core 78.4
2-Core 150
66% 106 Pts
4-Core 280
8-Core 499
49% 390 Pts
64-Core 491
33% 491 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 70.8%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 550-Ti-$250
EVGA(3842 1557) 1GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 10.18.13.6510
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
10.9% Very poor
Lighting 36
Reflection 36.4
Parallax 32.4
10% 34.9 fps
MRender 35
Gravity 38.2
Splatting 37.4
11% 36.9 fps
Poor: 9%
This bench: 10.9%
Great: 11%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB-$76
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X312 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
66.4% Good
Read 468
Write 265
Mixed 170
66% 301 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 40.9
4K Mixed 17.6
81% 27.7 MB/s
DQ Read 203
DQ Write 122
DQ Mixed 49.5
67% 125 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 93%
Maxtor S TM3320613AS 320GB
292GB free
Firmware: MX15 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
64.5% Good
Read 111
Write 114
Mixed 105
83% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.47
4K Mixed 0.5
109% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 64.5%
Great: 64%
Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 320GB-$59
262GB free
Firmware: GM3O Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
45.5% Average
Read 77.8
Write 80.5
Mixed 77.8
59% 78.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.47
114% 1 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMV4GX3M1A133 Samsung M378B5173EB0- CMV4GX3M1A133 Samsung M378B5173EB0- 16GB
667, 800, 667, 800 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
44.9% Average
MC Read 16.8
MC Write 14.5
MC Mixed 15.7
45% 15.7 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 9
SC Mixed 13.8
31% 10.9 GB/s
Latency 67.4
59% 67.4 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 44.9%
Great: 45%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical GA-970A-DS3P Builds (Compare 7,591 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $92

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $395
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