Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 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 42.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics1.05% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 6 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3P  (all builds)
Memory5.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20130408
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 15 '19 at 09:49
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-4300-$70
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
42.1% Average
1-Core 67.4
2-Core 126
46% 96.4 Pts
4-Core 228
8-Core 223
31% 225 Pts
64-Core 215
14% 215 Pts
Poor: 27%
This bench: 42.1%
Great: 46%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 9400 GT
Device(0000 0000) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 342.1
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
1.05% Terrible
Lighting 3.8
Reflection 6.8
Parallax 1.6
1% 4.07 fps
MRender 6.5
Gravity 2.7
Splatting 4.6
1% 4.6 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.05%
Great: 1%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST3160023AS 160GB-$38
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 28 23 28 27 27 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
14.2% Very poor
Read 23.6
Write 32.2
Mixed 24.4
SusWrite 25.5
20% 26.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 14.2%
Great: 32%
Seagate ST31000NSSUN1.0T 0921542N3M 1TB
909GB free
Firmware: SU15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 98 99 98 94 98 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
57.1% Above average
Read 102
Write 103
Mixed 51.4
SusWrite 97.4
65% 88.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Hitachi HDS721010KLA330 1TB-$47
289GB free
Firmware: GKAOA9DA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 21 18 20 20 20 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
11.9% Very poor
Read 22.1
Write 32.5
Mixed 28.7
SusWrite 19.2
19% 25.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.3
51% 0.33 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 11.9%
Great: 47%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
29.3% Poor
MC Read 10.7
MC Write 8.3
MC Mixed 9.6
27% 9.53 GB/s
SC Read 8.5
SC Write 7.2
SC Mixed 9.3
24% 8.33 GB/s
Latency 77.4
52% 77.4 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 29.3%
Great: 32%
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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 28,015 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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