Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 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 68.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics20.2% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3P  (all builds)
Memory4.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160226
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 06 '19 at 02:58
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th 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 as expected (57th percentile)
68.3% Good
Memory 88
1-Core 73.9
2-Core 140
63% 100 Pts
4-Core 264
8-Core 442
45% 353 Pts
64-Core 492
33% 492 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 74%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 460-$90
CLim: 1200 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 16.6
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
20.2% Poor
Lighting 74.9
Reflection 79.8
Parallax 103
20% 85.8 fps
MRender 63.4
Gravity 70.6
Splatting 78
20% 70.7 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 20.2%
Great: 24%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
735GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 163 169 171 180 183 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
Read 132
Write 133
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 172
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
180% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown EWB4GB681PAE- 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
31.1% Below average
MC Read 10.8
MC Write 10
MC Mixed 9
28% 9.93 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 9.4
26% 9.27 GB/s
Latency 69.6
58% 69.6 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 31.1%
Great: 46%
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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 32,424 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $417
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