Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (9th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 91 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 43.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics17.9% 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.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
Very high background CPU (64%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3P  (all builds)
Memory4.6 GB free of 12 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150601
Uptime14.4 Days
Run DateJun 08 '19 at 23:08
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 64%

 PC Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-4300-$70
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
43.5% Average
Memory 62.2
1-Core 45.2
2-Core 90.4
42% 65.9 Pts
4-Core 144
8-Core 157
20% 151 Pts
64-Core 195
13% 195 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 43.5%
Great: 65%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
CLim: 1468 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 390.77
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
17.9% Very poor
Lighting 94.8
Reflection 77.5
Parallax 69.5
25% 80.6 fps
MRender 46.6
Gravity 64
Splatting 56.8
18% 55.8 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 17.9%
Great: 29%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$43
654GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 21 49 56 52 98 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
41.1% Average
Read 92.8
Write 84.7
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 50.7
50% 68.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.3
63% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown Team-Elite-16 Team-Elite-16 12GB
800, 800, 800 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
23.6% Poor
MC Read 9.4
MC Write 7
MC Mixed 9.3
24% 8.57 GB/s
SC Read 2.7
SC Write 3.7
SC Mixed 5.3
11% 3.9 GB/s
Latency 121
33% 121 ns
Poor: 24%
This bench: 23.6%
Great: 31%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-970A-DS3P Builds (Compare 6,254 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $404
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