Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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.
Graphics3.41% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardGigabyte GA-970A-DS3P  (all builds)
Memory5 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141031
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 20 '21 at 20:09
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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 2.65 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
60.4% Good
Memory 91.5
1-Core 53.5
2-Core 105
55% 83.2 Pts
4-Core 163
8-Core 228
25% 196 Pts
64-Core 226
15% 226 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon HD 5570
Asus(1043 036C) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1151.1008
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
3.41% Terrible
Lighting 4.3
Reflection 4.2
Parallax 4.8
4% 4.43 fps
MRender 3.2
Gravity 4.3
Splatting 4.1
3% 3.87 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.41%
Great: 5%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$29
383GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 38 45 35 43 35 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
44.6% Average
Read 115
Write 102
Mixed 62
SusWrite 39.5
59% 79.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 44.6%
Great: 70%
WD Elements 25A2 1TB
756GB free, PID 25a2
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 30 29 28 30 30 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
16.9% Very poor
Read 29.1
Write 27.2
Mixed 24.9
SusWrite 29.5
38% 27.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
100% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 16.9%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 933 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
43.2% Average
MC Read 18.3
MC Write 12.1
MC Mixed 15.2
43% 15.2 GB/s
SC Read 9.1
SC Write 7.2
SC Mixed 10.9
26% 9.07 GB/s
Latency 65
62% 65 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 50%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GA-970A-DS3P Builds (Compare 15,115 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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