MSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (13th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 87 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 relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 25.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics35.9% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive51% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160108
Uptime13.2 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 01:31
Run Duration174 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing way below expectations (13th 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-$78
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.75 GHz, turbo 1.85 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
25.5% Poor
SC Int 40.1
SC Float 39.8
SC Mixed 38.7
32% 39.5 Pts
QC Int 124
QC Float 118
QC Mixed 123
28% 122 Pts
MC Int 158
MC Float 145
MC Mixed 160
23% 154 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 25.5%
Great: 58%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$213
MSI(1462 3201) 2GB
MaxC: 1443 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
35.9% Below average
Lighting 119
Reflection 91
Parallax 102
34% 104 fps
MRender 81.6
Gravity 115
Splatting 77.6
42% 91.4 fps
Poor: 37%
This bench: 35.9%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Mushkin ECO3 480GB-$155
117GB free
Firmware: O112 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
51% Above average
Read 422
Write 244
Mixed 253
68% 306 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 21.5
4K Mixed 9.66
58% 18 MB/s
DQ Read 64.5
DQ Write 37.5
DQ Mixed 9.58
18% 37.2 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 51%
Great: 81%
WD Purple 2TB (2014)-$79
926GB free
Firmware: 80.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
70.5% Very good
Read 131
Write 115
Mixed 113
90% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.24
88% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 84%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
40GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
61.8% Good
Read 119
Write 95.7
Mixed 93.1
77% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 2.29
4K Mixed 0.3
111% 1.14 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 61.8%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
33.1% Below average
MC Read 12.5
MC Write 9.7
MC Mixed 13
34% 11.7 GB/s
SC Read 6.5
SC Write 5.5
SC Mixed 7.3
18% 6.43 GB/s
Latency 82.4
48% 82.4 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 33.1%
Great: 64%
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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 2,523 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $548
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