Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 46.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics47.4% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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)
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.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3P  (all builds)
Memory4.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130408
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 08 '19 at 09:28
Run Duration188 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8350-$75
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
46.8% Average
1-Core 70.3
2-Core 150
51% 110 Pts
4-Core 252
8-Core 480
45% 366 Pts
64-Core 477
32% 477 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 46.8%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
47.4% Average
Lighting 178
Reflection 158
Parallax 174
47% 170 fps
MRender 132
Gravity 171
Splatting 120
48% 141 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 47.4%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 750GB-$300
455GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR070
SusWrite @10s intervals: 337 173 198 177 147 248 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 66% Great: 106%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
929GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 174 175 176 176 175 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 199
Write 161
Mixed 90.8
SusWrite 174
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.2
239% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 107%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
44.9% Average
MC Read 17.2
MC Write 14.9
MC Mixed 15.7
46% 15.9 GB/s
SC Read 9.7
SC Write 8.6
SC Mixed 11.7
29% 10 GB/s
Latency 69.8
57% 69.8 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 44.9%
Great: 52%
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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 28,125 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $84

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $388
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