MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 49%
Desktop 52%
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 54.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics56% 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 Drive87.4% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 7 years and 9 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150512
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateApr 21 '17 at 19:48
Run Duration1240 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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-6300-$75
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
54.5% Above average
SC Int 82.3
SC Float 71.1
SC Mixed 75
61% 76.1 Pts
QC Int 287
QC Float 246
QC Mixed 273
61% 269 Pts
MC Int 381
MC Float 325
MC Mixed 376
54% 361 Pts
Poor: 37%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 59%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
MaxC: 1010 MHz, MaxM: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.4.1
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
56% Above average
Lighting 157
Reflection 138
Parallax 192
52% 162 fps
MRender 125
Gravity 171
Splatting 176
69% 157 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 56%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$106
70GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
87.4% Excellent
Read 487
Write 373
Mixed 197
78% 353 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 55
4K Mixed 34.8
127% 41.7 MB/s
DQ Read 148
DQ Write 121
DQ Mixed 61.9
66% 110 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 117%
CBM2080 Flash Disk 1GB
1GB free, PID null
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
0.51% Terrible
Read 0.93
Write 0.81
Mixed 0.68
1% 0.81 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 0.03
4K Mixed 0.02
4% 0.18 MB/s
Poor: 1%
This bench: 0.51%
Great: 2%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT4G3D1869DT1TX0. 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 667 MHz clocked @ 933 MHz
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
49.4% Average
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 13.5
MC Mixed 17.9
51% 17.8 GB/s
SC Read 11.1
SC Write 8
SC Mixed 11.1
29% 10.1 GB/s
Latency 65.8
61% 65.8 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 76%
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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 8,234 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop 54%
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $103

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $639
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