MSI MS-14A1

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (90th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 10 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics51.7% 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)
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.
CPU throttled at 99% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMicro-Star GS40 6QE Phantom
MotherboardMSI MS-14A1  (all builds)
Memory14.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161013
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 15:14
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU3%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
76.9% Very good
SC Int 104
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 107
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 373
QC Float 395
QC Mixed 383
87% 384 Pts
MC Int 484
MC Float 551
MC Mixed 527
78% 520 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 74%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970M
MSI(1462 1155) 3GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 22.21.13.8253
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
51.7% Above average
Lighting 174
Reflection 134
Parallax 155
52% 154 fps
MRender 114
Gravity 143
Splatting 105
52% 121 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Thnsn5128gpu7 TOSHIBA 128GB
29GB free
Firmware: 57MB4103
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Crucial M4 256GB-$218
16GB free
Firmware: 070H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
61.2% Good
Read 484
Write 243
Mixed 326
77% 351 MB/s
4K Read 14.1
4K Write 93.9
4K Mixed 5.71
78% 37.9 MB/s
DQ Read 119
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 6.1
34% 78.8 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 68%
HGST HTS721010A9 1TB
45GB free, PID 1066
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
48.8% Average
Read 119
Write 120
Mixed 77.3
132% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.2
67% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 48.8%
Great: 50%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
MC Read 36.9
MC Write 38.4
MC Mixed 30.3
101% 35.2 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 39.7
SC Mixed 29.8
86% 30.2 GB/s
Latency 52.7
76% 52.7 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 108%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
Desktop 70%
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Workstation 47%
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Motherboard: MSI MS-14A1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 117% - Outstanding Total price: $79
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