Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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.
Graphics36.6% 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 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 11 years and 10 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3P  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20130408
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 10 '21 at 23:21
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
64.3% Good
Memory 84.3
1-Core 67
2-Core 123
58% 91.5 Pts
4-Core 241
8-Core 394
40% 318 Pts
64-Core 424
28% 424 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 64.3%
Great: 70%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
EVGA(3842 2968) 2GB
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
36.6% Below average
Lighting 47.5
Reflection 48.1
Parallax 42.8
38% 46.1 fps
MRender 37.6
Gravity 43.7
Splatting 38.3
34% 39.9 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 36.6%
Great: 36%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 30 15 67 77 30 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
15.5% Very poor
Read 7.2
Write 40.3
Mixed 4.5
SusWrite 46.5
18% 24.6 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0
18% 0.33 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 15.5%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Adata DDR3 1866 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
39.9% Below average
MC Read 15.7
MC Write 13.3
MC Mixed 13
40% 14 GB/s
SC Read 8.5
SC Write 8.2
SC Mixed 10.1
26% 8.93 GB/s
Latency 73
55% 73 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 39.9%
Great: 49%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-970A-DS3P Builds (Compare 13,810 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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