Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

Gaming 20%
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 17%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 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 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 64.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics25.7% 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 Drive39.6% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3P  (all builds)
Memory7.4 GB free of 12 GB @ 0.7 GHz
DisplayΧρώματα 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130408
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateNov 22 '20 at 18:23
Run Duration267 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing below expectations (25th 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 as expected (42nd percentile)
64.8% Good
Memory 81
1-Core 74.7
2-Core 126
59% 93.9 Pts
4-Core 263
8-Core 420
43% 342 Pts
64-Core 464
31% 464 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 64.8%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
CLim: 1140 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 19.20
Performing below potential (22nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
25.7% Poor
Lighting 33.1
Reflection 28.3
Parallax 33.9
27% 31.8 fps
MRender 27.6
Gravity 30.6
Splatting 36
24% 31.4 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 25.7%
Great: 30%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$66
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 541ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 71 77 78 75 80 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
39.6% Below average
Read 130
Write 110
Mixed 106
SusWrite 77.4
24% 106 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 53.3
4K Mixed 24.4
88% 32.2 MB/s
DQ Read 24.1
DQ Write 89.2
DQ Mixed 27.1
29% 46.8 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 39.6%
Great: 74%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HP497157-D01- 99U5584-005.A HP497157-D01- 99U5584-005.A 12GB
667, 800, 667, 800 MHz
2048, 4096, 2048, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
42.8% Average
MC Read 17.2
MC Write 14.3
MC Mixed 14.3
44% 15.3 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 8.4
SC Mixed 11
28% 9.67 GB/s
Latency 78.7
51% 78.7 ns

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-970A-DS3P Builds (Compare 10,926 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 24%
Desktop 71%
Workstation 21%

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

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