Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
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 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 47.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics59.9% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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)
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 (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3P  (all builds)
Memory8.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141229
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateJan 30 '20 at 16:29
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 32%

 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 Extreme
AMD FX-8350-$130
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
47.5% Average
1-Core 70.7
2-Core 133
48% 102 Pts
4-Core 265
8-Core 454
45% 360 Pts
64-Core 476
32% 476 Pts
Poor: 37%
This bench: 47.5%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$159
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 2100 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.1.4
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
59.9% Above average
Lighting 218
Reflection 185
Parallax 319
57% 241 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 220
Splatting 135
60% 170 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 59.9%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$61
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2953
Write 2,040
Mixed 2,259
536% 2,417 MB/s
4K Read 196
4K Write 63
4K Mixed 74.5
427% 111 MB/s
DQ Read 489
DQ Write 174
DQ Mixed 265
213% 309 MB/s
Poor: 70% Great: 122%
Samsung Spinpoint F3 2TB-$105
201GB free
Firmware: 1AN10003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 47 46 46 47 47 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
29.9% Poor
Read 57
Write 34
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 46.9
34% 46.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 29.9%
Great: 61%
WD Green 1.5TB (2009)-$164
135GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 33 37 38 42 41 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
22.6% Poor
Read 41
Write 53
Mixed 29.3
SusWrite 37.6
30% 40.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
112% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 22.6%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CT51264BA160B CL9-9-9 D3-13 CT51264BA160B Kingston 99U5402-031.A 16GB
800, 667, 800, 800 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
43.3% Average
MC Read 16.8
MC Write 14.3
MC Mixed 15.2
44% 15.4 GB/s
SC Read 9.5
SC Write 8.7
SC Mixed 11.7
28% 9.97 GB/s
Latency 78.8
51% 78.8 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 43.3%
Great: 44%
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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 30,068 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $447
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