Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 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 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 47.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics32.7% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3P  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141031
Uptime5.5 Days
Run DateDec 26 '17 at 22:29
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing below expectations (25th 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-8320-$106
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
47.5% Average
SC Int 71.6
SC Float 62.2
SC Mixed 68.2
54% 67.3 Pts
QC Int 243
QC Float 211
QC Mixed 226
51% 226 Pts
MC Int 376
MC Float 361
MC Mixed 392
56% 376 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 47.5%
Great: 61%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280-$185
PwrHis(1787 2800) 3GB
CLim: 800 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.12.1
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
32.7% Below average
Lighting 102
Reflection 65.3
Parallax 141
36% 103 fps
MRender 49.5
Gravity 92.1
Splatting 69.3
30% 70.3 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 32.7%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$64
640GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
76.1% Very good
Read 134
Write 131
Mixed 153
106% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.17
78% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 76.1%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Adata DDR3 2133 2OZ 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
41.6% Average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 13.5
MC Mixed 13.4
42% 14.8 GB/s
SC Read 9.4
SC Write 7.7
SC Mixed 10.3
26% 9.13 GB/s
Latency 75.7
53% 75.7 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 41.6%
Great: 49%
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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 8,244 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $76

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $401
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