Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
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 63.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics22% 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 Drive65% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
7 months ago, 7 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3P  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160226
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 03 '20 at 15:25
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 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-8350-$130
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
63.2% Good
Memory 78.1
1-Core 78.8
2-Core 149
62% 102 Pts
4-Core 260
8-Core 492
47% 376 Pts
64-Core 504
34% 504 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon RX 560-B
XFX(1682 956D) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1196 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.10.1
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
22% Poor
Lighting 27.5
Reflection 29.3
Parallax 34.1
22% 30.3 fps
MRender 28.4
Gravity 26.7
Splatting 31.3
22% 28.8 fps
Poor: 16%
This bench: 22%
Great: 23%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 250GB-$44
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 278 319 325 333 340 273 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
65% Good
Read 364
Write 336
Mixed 332
SusWrite 311
76% 336 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 37.6
4K Mixed 28.1
92% 29.9 MB/s
DQ Read 35.1
DQ Write 80.2
DQ Mixed 42.7
37% 52.7 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 65%
Great: 124%
WD WD10EACS-00ZJB0 1TB
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 89 90 89 89 89 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
49.6% Average
Read 83.3
Write 85.5
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 89.3
58% 78.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 49.6%
Great: 51%
PNY USB 2.0 FD 8GB
8GB free, PID 007a
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.8 4 4.6 4.6 4.8 4.5 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
3.88% Terrible
Read 11
Write 1.3
Mixed 1.5
SusWrite 4.2
5% 4.5 MB/s
4K Read 5.8
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
22% 1.93 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 3.88%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F3 DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
27.5% Poor
MC Read 8.9
MC Write 8.8
MC Mixed 8.3
25% 8.67 GB/s
SC Read 9.1
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 9.6
26% 9.17 GB/s
Latency 84.1
48% 84.1 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 27.5%
Great: 54%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-970A-DS3P Builds (Compare 13,850 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 - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $499
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