MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 57.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics44.5% 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.
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)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151221
Uptime2.9 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 22:48
Run Duration104 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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-$115
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
57.9% Above average
SC Int 85.4
SC Float 73.1
SC Mixed 78.9
63% 79.1 Pts
QC Int 297
QC Float 254
QC Mixed 280
63% 277 Pts
MC Int 510
MC Float 435
MC Mixed 500
72% 482 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 57.9%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.33
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
44.5% Average
Lighting 154
Reflection 124
Parallax 134
45% 137 fps
MRender 81.8
Gravity 132
Splatting 89.1
44% 101 fps
Poor: 37%
This bench: 44.5%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$115
915GB 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 (31st percentile)
80.3% Excellent
Read 137
Write 143
Mixed 143
106% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 2.88
4K Mixed 0.36
129% 1.36 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 111%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$41
525GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
73.3% Very good
Read 123
Write 132
Mixed 110
92% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.19
79% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 103%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2133 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
43.8% Average
MC Read 17
MC Write 14.2
MC Mixed 15
44% 15.4 GB/s
SC Read 9.7
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 12
29% 10.2 GB/s
Latency 69.9
57% 69.9 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 43.8%
Great: 80%
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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 12,060 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: 68% - Good Total price: $632
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