MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 20%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (5th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 95 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 extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 14.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics55.6% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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)
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.
Very high background CPU (56%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151221
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 09:25
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User SAU-User
Background CPU 56%

 PC Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD FX-8350-$87
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Relative performance (0th percentile)
14.9% Very poor
SC Int 21.2
SC Float 22.5
SC Mixed 21.5
17% 21.7 Pts
QC Int 66.1
QC Float 72
QC Mixed 70.7
16% 69.6 Pts
MC Int 150
MC Float 105
MC Mixed 122
19% 126 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 14.9%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
55.6% Above average
Lighting 72.9
Reflection 92.6
Parallax 268
44% 145 fps
MRender 126
Gravity 160
Splatting 174
64% 153 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 55.6%
Great: 70%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016)-$34
378GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 119 140 143 129 74 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
64.8% Good
Read 104
Write 128
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 122
74% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 64.8%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 933 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
29.8% Poor
MC Read 11.5
MC Write 9.4
MC Mixed 12
31% 11 GB/s
SC Read 5.4
SC Write 4.5
SC Mixed 6.8
16% 5.57 GB/s
Latency 124
32% 124 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 29.8%
Great: 72%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 970 GAMING (MS-7693) Builds (Compare 17,633 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 39%
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Desktop
Desktop 54%
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Workstation
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $484
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