MSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop 53%
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 57.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics43.4% 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 Drive73.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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 (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory5.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150518
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 19 '17 at 20:20
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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-$110
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
57.4% Above average
SC Int 77.3
SC Float 69.8
SC Mixed 75.6
59% 74.2 Pts
QC Int 297
QC Float 249
QC Mixed 283
63% 276 Pts
MC Int 507
MC Float 434
MC Mixed 493
72% 478 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
Gigabyte(1458 3692) 2GB
CLim: 1481 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
43.4% Average
Lighting 149
Reflection 119
Parallax 131
44% 133 fps
MRender 83.7
Gravity 127
Splatting 85.3
43% 98.5 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 43.4%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX200 250GB-$134
83GB free
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
73.3% Very good
Read 511
Write 371
Mixed 399
95% 427 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 46.5
4K Mixed 23.8
93% 31.7 MB/s
DQ Read 25.4
DQ Write 57.7
DQ Mixed 14.5
19% 32.5 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 100%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$46
382GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
75.8% Very good
Read 137
Write 127
Mixed 123
97% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 2.42
4K Mixed 0.3
110% 1.16 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
44.5% Average
MC Read 18.7
MC Write 13.9
MC Mixed 14.4
45% 15.7 GB/s
SC Read 10.4
SC Write 8.7
SC Mixed 11.8
29% 10.3 GB/s
Latency 70.3
57% 70.3 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 44.5%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 970A-G46 (MS-7693) Builds (Compare 3,568 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop 47%
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693) - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $451
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