Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 36.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics24.2% 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.
Very high background CPU (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
22 days ago, 21 days ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3P  (all builds)
Memory3.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130408
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '19 at 17:36
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8320-$163
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
36.6% Below average
1-Core 64
2-Core 74.9
36% 69.4 Pts
4-Core 189
8-Core 424
37% 306 Pts
64-Core 428
29% 428 Pts
Poor: 35%
This bench: 36.6%
Great: 51%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
MSI(1462 2872) 2GB
CLim: 1228 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 432.0
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
24.2% Poor
Lighting 71.5
Reflection 59.9
Parallax 106
19% 79 fps
MRender 67.3
Gravity 88.6
Splatting 57.6
25% 71.2 fps
Poor: 23%
This bench: 24.2%
Great: 25%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$69
862GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 101 103 129 122 130 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
80.1% Excellent
Read 170
Write 87.5
Mixed 68.5
SusWrite 109
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
197% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 80.1%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378B5273DH0- 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
44% Average
MC Read 16.9
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 15.6
45% 15.7 GB/s
SC Read 10.1
SC Write 8.7
SC Mixed 12.2
30% 10.3 GB/s
Latency 80.9
49% 80.9 ns
Poor: 23%
This bench: 44%
Great: 57%
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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 26,409 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 - $92

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $447
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