MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 56%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics70.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150512
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 14:59
Run Duration214 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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-8370E-$198
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
56% Above average
SC Int 83.8
SC Float 71.2
SC Mixed 77.2
62% 77.4 Pts
QC Int 293
QC Float 247
QC Mixed 276
62% 272 Pts
MC Int 426
MC Float 371
MC Mixed 421
61% 406 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 56%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$260
CLim: 1605 MHz, MLim: 1877 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
70.7% Very good
Lighting 215
Reflection 190
Parallax 219
67% 208 fps
MRender 167
Gravity 205
Splatting 138
74% 170 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
788GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
78.6% Very good
Read 143
Write 131
Mixed 112
96% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.12
4K Write 2.28
4K Mixed 0.35
128% 1.25 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 78.6%
Great: 106%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
295GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 62% Great: 106%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$70
88GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
94.7% Outstanding
Read 230
Write 99.9
Mixed 129
114% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.15
4K Mixed 0.22
90% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 94.7%
Great: 105%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$42
110GB free
Firmware: 17.01H17 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 42% Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 800 MHz clocked @ 1066 MHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
52.4% Above average
MC Read 22.7
MC Write 14.4
MC Mixed 18.9
53% 18.7 GB/s
SC Read 11.9
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 14.9
33% 11.7 GB/s
Latency 62.4
64% 62.4 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 52.4%
Great: 73%
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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 10,792 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: 70% - Good Total price: $610
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