Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 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 66.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics28.7% 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 Drive26% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3P  (all builds)
Memory9 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130408
Uptime4.7 Days
Run DateMay 05 '21 at 19:14
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%
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 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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 above expectations (66th percentile)
66.7% Good
Memory 83.8
1-Core 75.3
2-Core 141
62% 100 Pts
4-Core 269
8-Core 467
46% 368 Pts
64-Core 470
32% 470 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 66.7%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (23rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
28.7% Poor
Lighting 35
Reflection 38.3
Parallax 36.5
28% 36.6 fps
MRender 36.1
Gravity 36.4
Splatting 25.9
29% 32.8 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 28.7%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD 128GB-$84
10GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 12 15 9.8 11 33 62 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
26% Poor
Read 370
Write 8.5
Mixed 58.7
SusWrite 23.8
24% 115 MB/s
4K Read 13
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 8.8
32% 7.73 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 26%
Great: 55%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$69
848GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 143 144 143 151 147 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
95.2% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 178
Mixed 32.6
SusWrite 145
98% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
148% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 95.2%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Adata 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing below potential (19th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
43.4% Average
MC Read 16.7
MC Write 14.2
MC Mixed 15.3
44% 15.4 GB/s
SC Read 9.1
SC Write 8.4
SC Mixed 11.9
28% 9.8 GB/s
Latency 73.8
54% 73.8 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 43.4%
Great: 89%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-970A-DS3P Builds (Compare 14,380 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $495
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