Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 57.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics61.8% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3P  (all builds)
Memory4.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141031
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 01:35
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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 above expectations (71st percentile)
57.2% Above average
SC Int 81.2
SC Float 72.7
SC Mixed 75.7
61% 76.5 Pts
QC Int 301
QC Float 267
QC Mixed 282
64% 283 Pts
MC Int 493
MC Float 418
MC Mixed 480
70% 464 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 57.2%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$207
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 411.70
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
61.8% Good
Lighting 182
Reflection 162
Parallax 187
57% 177 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 177
Splatting 128
65% 152 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 61.8%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 88 79 109 99 88 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
70.2% Very good
Read 158
Write 148
Mixed 97
SusWrite 85.9
90% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
244% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F3 DDR3 1600 C9 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
27.1% Poor
MC Read 9.2
MC Write 8.7
MC Mixed 8
25% 8.63 GB/s
SC Read 8.5
SC Write 7
SC Mixed 8.1
22% 7.87 GB/s
Latency 76.2
52% 76.2 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 27.1%
Great: 34%
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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 12,799 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 - $60

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $337
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