Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics22.4% 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)
Memory7.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141031
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 20 '17 at 22:02
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
70.4% Very good
Memory 91.1
1-Core 76.5
2-Core 136
64% 101 Pts
4-Core 269
8-Core 429
44% 349 Pts
64-Core 463
31% 463 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
EVGA(3842 2662) 2GB
CLim: 1280 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
22.4% Poor
Lighting 25.6
Reflection 25
Parallax 31.6
21% 27.4 fps
MRender 33.2
Gravity 29.7
Splatting 26.4
24% 29.8 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 22.4%
Great: 22%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$30
643GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 160
Mixed 140
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 1.73
4K Mixed 0.31
104% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$23
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
57.2% Above average
Read 95.9
Write 104
Mixed 79.9
70% 93.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.17
4K Mixed 0.37
88% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 57.2%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/ KHX1866C10D3/ KHX1866C10D3/ 16GB
800, 933, 933 MHz
8192, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
48% Average
MC Read 19.3
MC Write 14.9
MC Mixed 17.4
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 9.4
SC Write 8.4
SC Mixed 11.9
28% 9.9 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 48%
Great: 48%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-970A-DS3P Builds (Compare 15,063 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 - $149

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $463
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