MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 55.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics49.6% 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 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 7 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.
Run History
7 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory2.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140529
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateAug 16 '17 at 06:02
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
55.7% Above average
SC Int 77.6
SC Float 69.4
SC Mixed 75.4
59% 74.1 Pts
QC Int 273
QC Float 245
QC Mixed 271
60% 263 Pts
MC Int 473
MC Float 422
MC Mixed 478
69% 458 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 55.7%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 14.501.1003.0
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
49.6% Average
Lighting 149
Reflection 88.3
Parallax 202
52% 146 fps
MRender 68.2
Gravity 160
Splatting 99.2
48% 109 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 49.6%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST2000VX003-1HH164 2TB
529GB free
Firmware: CV12 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
66.9% Good
Read 122
Write 111
Mixed 117
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.52
4K Mixed 0.22
81% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 96%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$51
157GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
80.5% Excellent
Read 173
Write 107
Mixed 131
103% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.23
81% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 107%
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 way below expectations (20th percentile)
43% Average
MC Read 18.2
MC Write 13.6
MC Mixed 13.7
43% 15.2 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 8.6
SC Mixed 10.5
27% 9.57 GB/s
Latency 70.9
56% 70.9 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 43%
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 970 GAMING (MS-7693) Builds (Compare 13,969 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 39%
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Desktop 54%
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $507
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