Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 31.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics93.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Very high background CPU (50%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3P  (all builds)
Memory10.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141031
Uptime6.5 Days
Run DateJan 21 '20 at 22:02
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 50%

 PC Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8320-$163
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
31.9% Below average
1-Core 55.6
2-Core 88.3
35% 71.9 Pts
4-Core 161
8-Core 190
23% 176 Pts
64-Core 222
15% 222 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 31.9%
Great: 54%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
Zotac(19DA 1511) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3600 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 432.0
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
93.9% Outstanding
Lighting 246
Reflection 263
Parallax 364
65% 291 fps
MRender 312
Gravity 330
Splatting 208
96% 283 fps
Poor: 92%
This bench: 93.9%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$65
696GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 120 126 147 152 152 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
82.8% Excellent
Read 155
Write 152
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 134
96% 130 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
185% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 109%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$55
633GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 141 139 140 140 142 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
83.2% Excellent
Read 150
Write 106
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 140
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 115%
Seagate BUP Slim BK 1TB
711GB free
Firmware: 0304
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 27 28 28 28 28 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
15.5% Very poor
Read 26
Write 27.2
Mixed 25
SusWrite 27.4
20% 26.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
120% 1 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 15.5%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
24.6% Poor
MC Read 8.4
MC Write 9.7
MC Mixed 10.7
27% 9.6 GB/s
SC Read 5.3
SC Write 3.8
SC Mixed 5.3
14% 4.8 GB/s
Latency 428
9% 428 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 24.6%
Great: 68%
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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 28,799 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $92

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $451
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