Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P FX

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 60.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics22.9% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3P FX  (all builds)
Memory3.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170713
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateJan 26 '20 at 20:41
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-6300-$90
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
60.4% Good
Memory 83
1-Core 70.3
2-Core 138
60% 97 Pts
4-Core 220
8-Core 231
31% 225 Pts
64-Core 276
19% 276 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 68%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon RX 560-B
XFX(1682 956D) 2GB
CLim: 1196 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 19.10.1
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
22.9% Poor
Lighting 28.5
Reflection 29
Parallax 35.8
24% 31.1 fps
MRender 28.9
Gravity 29.1
Splatting 31.5
18% 29.9 fps
Poor: 18%
This bench: 22.9%
Great: 24%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 71 51 85 85 99 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
50.4% Above average
Read 101
Write 106
Mixed 80.3
SusWrite 74.3
67% 90.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
154% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown EWB4GB681PAE- 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below potential (15th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
38% Below average
MC Read 15.8
MC Write 11.6
MC Mixed 12.5
38% 13.3 GB/s
SC Read 8.5
SC Write 7
SC Mixed 10
24% 8.5 GB/s
Latency 75.2
53% 75.2 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 38%
Great: 46%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-970A-DS3P FX Builds (Compare 1,148 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P FX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $288
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