Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 68.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics9.24% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3P  (all builds)
Memory1.6 GB free of 4 GB @ 0.8 GHz
DisplayΧρώματα 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20130408
Uptime9 Days
Run DateMar 22 '21 at 12:49
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
68.4% Good
Memory 91.1
1-Core 72.9
2-Core 123
62% 95.6 Pts
4-Core 248
8-Core 439
43% 344 Pts
64-Core 440
30% 440 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 70%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 250
MSI(1462 3002) 1GB
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1150 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 17.7.1
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
9.24% Terrible
Lighting 11.7
Reflection 13.5
Parallax 15.4
10% 13.5 fps
MRender 12.6
Gravity 10.9
Splatting 9.1
9% 10.9 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 9.24%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$38
497GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 136 126 137 140 148 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
85.3% Excellent
Read 164
Write 168
Mixed 82.3
SusWrite 134
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 85.3%
Great: 113%
Toshiba External USB 3.0 500GB
209GB free, PID a007
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 88 90 91 91 90 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
36.3% Below average
Read 79
Write 78.2
Mixed 32.8
SusWrite 89.8
94% 69.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
80% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 36.3%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 992029 2x2GB
2 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
46.8% Average
MC Read 19.8
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 14.9
47% 16.4 GB/s
SC Read 11
SC Write 9.3
SC Mixed 12.6
31% 11 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 46.8%
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 13,805 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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