Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 performed better. The overall percentile is the average of the percentiles for each component in the PC. 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 51%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics58.9% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 980 = 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 Drive63.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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 (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3P  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130408
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 09 '16 at 18:18
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 34%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th 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-$119
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
51% Above average
SC Int 75
SC Float 64.5
SC Mixed 67.5
55% 69 Pts
QC Int 256
QC Float 224
QC Mixed 228
54% 236 Pts
MC Int 436
MC Float 363
MC Mixed 393
60% 398 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 51%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$441
XFX(1682 3001) 3GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 16.150.2211.0
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
58.9% Above average
Lighting 144
Reflection 83.4
Parallax 188
49% 138 fps
MRender 64.1
Gravity 140
Splatting 91.8
69% 98.7 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 67%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Vector 180 480GB-$191
347GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
63.5% Good
Read 315
Write 389
Mixed 311
76% 338 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 51.8
4K Mixed 16.4
83% 30.4 MB/s
DQ Read 23.4
DQ Write 89.6
DQ Mixed 17.7
25% 43.6 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 63.5%
Great: 109%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$90
625GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
47.5% Average
Read 87.6
Write 77.6
Mixed 28.9
47% 64.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 2.34
4K Mixed 0.37
109% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 47.5%
Great: 78%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$75
269GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
73.4% Very good
Read 125
Write 130
Mixed 90.8
86% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.25
4K Write 2.63
4K Mixed 0.28
132% 1.39 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G3D1608ET 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
44.3% Average
MC Read 17.2
MC Write 14.7
MC Mixed 15.2
45% 15.7 GB/s
SC Read 9.8
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 11.9
29% 10.2 GB/s
Latency 73.3
55% 73.3 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 50%
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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 4,417 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $69

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $419
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