MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 57.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics5.21% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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 (14%). 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)
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 03:51
Run Duration94 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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-$119
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
57.6% Above average
SC Int 82.7
SC Float 73.1
SC Mixed 78.4
62% 78.1 Pts
QC Int 314
QC Float 279
QC Mixed 282
66% 292 Pts
MC Int 491
MC Float 424
MC Mixed 479
70% 465 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 65%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia Quadro FX 3700
Nvidia(10DE 055F) 512MB
Ram: 512MB, Driver: 342.1
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
5.21% Terrible
Lighting 19.9
Reflection 15.2
Parallax 5.7
5% 13.6 fps
MRender 12.7
Gravity 16
Splatting 10.7
6% 13.1 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.21%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 1TB-$90
504GB free
Firmware: ST6OA31B Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
46.9% Average
Read 84.3
Write 79
Mixed 86.7
63% 83.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.39
90% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 46.9%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
30.4% Below average
MC Read 10.6
MC Write 9.9
MC Mixed 8.8
28% 9.77 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 7.5
SC Mixed 8.3
24% 8.57 GB/s
Latency 69.1
58% 69.1 ns
Poor: 23%
This bench: 30.4%
Great: 35%
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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 9,049 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $645
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