Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 49.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics40.6% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive55.1% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 9 years and 4 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)
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20130408
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 11 '18 at 13:03
Run Duration276 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (46th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD FX-6300-$53
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
49.4% Average
SC Int 79.7
SC Float 67.3
SC Mixed 70.9
58% 72.6 Pts
QC Int 253
QC Float 223
QC Mixed 243
54% 240 Pts
MC Int 338
MC Float 290
MC Mixed 330
48% 319 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280-$185
CLim: 940 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
40.6% Average
Lighting 125
Reflection 78.8
Parallax 178
45% 127 fps
MRender 59.2
Gravity 116
Splatting 85.2
38% 86.9 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme II 240GB-$149
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R1311 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
55.1% Above average
Read 342
Write 268
Mixed 155
56% 255 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 56.6
4K Mixed 11
79% 30.1 MB/s
DQ Read 28.1
DQ Write 84.5
DQ Mixed 12.4
22% 41.7 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 110%
SanDisk Cruzer Force 64GB
45GB free, PID 557d
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
9.05% Terrible
Read 21.6
Write 10.6
Mixed 16
19% 16.1 MB/s
4K Read 3.62
4K Write 0.89
4K Mixed 1.3
88% 1.94 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 9.05%
Great: 16%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G3D1609DS 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
32.6% Below average
MC Read 11
MC Write 10.6
MC Mixed 9.5
30% 10.4 GB/s
SC Read 10
SC Write 8.2
SC Mixed 10.7
28% 9.63 GB/s
Latency 64.5
62% 64.5 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 32.6%
Great: 51%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-970A-DS3P Builds (Compare 14,721 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $348
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