Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 61.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics30.1% 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)
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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
19 months ago, 19 months ago.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3P  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160226
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 28 '22 at 00:33
Run Duration267 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
AMD FX-8350-$130
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
61.2% Good
Memory 80.2
1-Core 69.4
2-Core 133
58% 94.2 Pts
4-Core 229
8-Core 411
38% 320 Pts
64-Core 408
25% 408 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 68%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
AMD R9 280-$185
PowerColor(148C 3000) 3GB
CLim: 960 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 22.6.1
Performing below potential (67th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
30.1% Below average
Lighting 41.2
Reflection 35.3
Parallax 48.5
34% 41.7 fps
MRender 27.9
Gravity 38.2
Splatting 21.5
23% 29.2 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 30.1%
Great: 34%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$70
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 90 86 58 82 133 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 40% Great: 90%
WD Green 4TB (2013)-$113
48GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 42 45 48 45 51 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
20% Poor
Read 24.5
Write 72.2
Mixed 45.2
SusWrite 44.9
35% 46.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 20%
Great: 87%
WD Green 1.5TB (2009)-$150
6GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 51 54 60 55 57 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
31.3% Below average
Read 54.4
Write 55.4
Mixed 39.8
SusWrite 54.2
38% 51 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
126% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 31.3%
Great: 55%
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$139
49GB free
Firmware: 50.0AB50
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 66 65 62 64 65 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
38.2% Below average
Read 68.5
Write 72.7
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 64.5
48% 64.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 38.2%
Great: 59%
Seagate Expansion Desk 3TB
9GB free
Firmware: 0909
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 29 29 29 29 29 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
17% Very poor
Read 30
Write 27.7
Mixed 20.7
SusWrite 29
20% 26.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
96% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 17%
Great: 103%
WD Elements 25A3 6TB
13GB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 102 104 104 94 102 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
89.3% Excellent
Read 208
Write 165
Mixed 79.6
SusWrite 108
176% 140 MB/s
4K Read 8.6
4K Write 10.9
4K Mixed 0.8
430% 6.77 MB/s
DQ Read 0.5
DQ Write 11.6
DQ Mixed 0.9
427% 4.33 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 107%
Seagate Expansion 5TB
47GB free, PID 231a
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 61 62 60 64 57 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
33.5% Below average
Read 45.2
Write 77.8
Mixed 49
SusWrite 61
83% 58.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.6
173% 1.9 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 33.5%
Great: 58%
WD My Book 1140 2TB
2GB free, PID 1140
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 23 19 22 23 22 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
10.3% Very poor
Read 27.8
Write 27.3
Mixed 15.2
SusWrite 22.3
31% 23.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.3
26% 0.43 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 10.3%
Great: 49%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
G.SKILL F3 DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
43.7% Average
MC Read 16.7
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 15.3
44% 15.5 GB/s
SC Read 10.2
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 12.6
30% 10.5 GB/s
Latency 80.3
50% 80.3 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 43.7%
Great: 53%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-970A-DS3P Builds (Compare 3,128 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $149

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $366
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