Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (13th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 87 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 60.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics53.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive27% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
Very high background CPU (55%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3P  (all builds)
Memory1.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130408
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 07 '21 at 20:05
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 55%
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 PC Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8320-$244
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
60.1% Good
Memory 81
1-Core 58.7
2-Core 116
54% 85.2 Pts
4-Core 218
8-Core 282
33% 250 Pts
64-Core 360
24% 360 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 69%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 460.89
Performing below potential (14th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
53.2% Above average
Lighting 65.3
Reflection 70.5
Parallax 64.2
53% 66.7 fps
MRender 62.5
Gravity 67.3
Splatting 63.6
54% 64.5 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M500 240GB-$70
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 76 66 58 56 55 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
27% Poor
Read 129
Write 161
Mixed 108
SusWrite 65.8
26% 116 MB/s
4K Read 11.2
4K Write 25
4K Mixed 17.1
52% 17.8 MB/s
DQ Read 20.6
DQ Write 40.5
DQ Mixed 25.6
21% 28.9 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 27%
Great: 89%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$34
177GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 78 67 58 56 55 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
57% Above average
Read 132
Write 113
Mixed 71.4
SusWrite 66.4
71% 95.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 57%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
27.5% Poor
MC Read 9.4
MC Write 8.9
MC Mixed 8.7
26% 9 GB/s
SC Read 6.9
SC Write 6.9
SC Mixed 7.8
21% 7.2 GB/s
Latency 78.8
51% 78.8 ns
Poor: 28%
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 15,212 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 - $149

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $463
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