Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 71.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics1.92% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3P  (all builds)
Memory4.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150601
Uptime21 Days
Run DateDec 06 '19 at 18:02
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 way above expectations (90th percentile)
71.1% Very good
Memory 90.5
1-Core 63.1
2-Core 149
62% 101 Pts
4-Core 280
8-Core 482
48% 381 Pts
64-Core 482
32% 482 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 610
Gainward(10B0 104A) 2GB
CLim: 810 MHz, MLim: 267 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
1.92% Terrible
Lighting 2.4
Reflection 2.96
Parallax 0.72
2% 2.03 fps
MRender 2.67
Gravity 2.3
Splatting 2
2% 2.32 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 1.92%
Great: 2%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$69
330GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 48 30 48 70 77 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
37.8% Below average
Read 80
Write 88.5
Mixed 38.7
SusWrite 51.8
47% 64.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.5
96% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 37.8%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMV4GX3M1A160 CMV4GX3M1C160 8GB
800, 800 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
46.5% Average
MC Read 19.5
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 15.1
47% 16.4 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 9.1
SC Mixed 12.6
30% 10.5 GB/s
Latency 66.6
60% 66.6 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 46%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-970A-DS3P Builds (Compare 10,947 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $405
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