Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 65.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics29.2% 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.
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.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3P  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160226
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 23 '20 at 20:55
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (56th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8350-$130
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
65.6% Good
Memory 79.5
1-Core 75.9
2-Core 155
62% 103 Pts
4-Core 280
8-Core 474
48% 377 Pts
64-Core 501
34% 501 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 20.4.2
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
29.2% Poor
Lighting 38.4
Reflection 34.9
Parallax 50.2
31% 41.2 fps
MRender 30
Gravity 34
Splatting 39
27% 34.3 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 29.2%
Great: 30%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Amd-raid WDC WDS120G2G0A- 120GB
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UE360000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 71 82 83 56 65 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
73.2% Very good
Read 178
Write 69.7
Mixed 5.7
SusWrite 69.3
58% 80.8 MB/s
4K Read 17.9
4K Write 6.7
4K Mixed 18.2
2,892% 14.3 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 151%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$45
875GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 75 83 83 56 66 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
64.2% Good
Read 152
Write 59.3
Mixed 73
SusWrite 72.1
66% 89 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1866C10D3/ Corsair CML8GX3M2A160 KHX1866C10D3/ Corsair CML8GX3M2A160 16GB
933, 667, 933, 667 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
45% Average
MC Read 17.7
MC Write 15.1
MC Mixed 15.4
46% 16.1 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 13.2
31% 10.8 GB/s
Latency 81.5
49% 81.5 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 45%
Great: 45%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-970A-DS3P Builds (Compare 14,360 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 - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $495
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