Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 64.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics35.2% 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 Drive79.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB 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.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3P  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140221
Uptime4.9 Days
Run DateJul 30 '20 at 16:03
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (41st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8320-$163
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
64.3% Good
Memory 82.5
1-Core 73.5
2-Core 146
62% 101 Pts
4-Core 250
8-Core 436
43% 343 Pts
64-Core 427
29% 427 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 64.3%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
PwrHis(1787 2020) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 947 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.7.2
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
35.2% Below average
Lighting 124
Reflection 142
Parallax 177
32% 148 fps
MRender 117
Gravity 122
Splatting 159
36% 132 fps
Poor: 42%
This bench: 35.2%
Great: 49%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$247
306GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 375 326 289 283 280 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
79.2% Very good
Read 402
Write 384
Mixed 324
SusWrite 320
80% 357 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 56.9
4K Mixed 38.8
130% 43 MB/s
DQ Read 38.7
DQ Write 93.4
DQ Mixed 49.8
43% 60.6 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 132%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$70
40GB free
Firmware: 541ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 84 83 80 74 80 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
42.7% Average
Read 123
Write 105
Mixed 118
SusWrite 81.1
24% 107 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 59.2
4K Mixed 26.9
98% 35.7 MB/s
DQ Read 25.1
DQ Write 94.3
DQ Mixed 28
31% 49.1 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 42.7%
Great: 73%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
49.1% Average
MC Read 20.2
MC Write 15.1
MC Mixed 18
51% 17.8 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 13.2
31% 10.8 GB/s
Latency 76
53% 76 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 56%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-970A-DS3P Builds (Compare 7,388 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $396
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