MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 56.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics47.2% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 10 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
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20141110
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 00:29
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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-$101
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
56.1% Above average
SC Int 80.6
SC Float 71.4
SC Mixed 76.3
61% 76.1 Pts
QC Int 286
QC Float 252
QC Mixed 272
61% 270 Pts
MC Int 476
MC Float 429
MC Mixed 482
70% 462 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 56.1%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
MSI(1462 2775) 3GB
CLim: 1020 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.8.2
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
47.2% Average
Lighting 148
Reflection 85.7
Parallax 196
51% 143 fps
MRender 66.1
Gravity 144
Splatting 94.3
44% 101 fps
Poor: 39%
This bench: 47.2%
Great: 52%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$55
706GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Read 158
Write 147
Mixed 151
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.18
68% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
26.3% Poor
MC Read 8.7
MC Write 8.6
MC Mixed 7.6
24% 8.3 GB/s
SC Read 8.2
SC Write 6.6
SC Mixed 8
22% 7.6 GB/s
Latency 76.3
52% 76.3 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 26.3%
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 15,520 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $498
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