MSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 44.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics11.5% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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 3 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.
Very high background CPU (44%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory9.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1280 x 720 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20130107
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 03:04
Run Duration304 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 44%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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-4300-$65
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
44.7% Average
SC Int 70.5
SC Float 64.3
SC Mixed 62.6
53% 65.8 Pts
QC Int 233
QC Float 201
QC Mixed 230
50% 221 Pts
MC Int 242
MC Float 207
MC Mixed 236
34% 228 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 44.7%
Great: 52%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7770
MSI(1462 2710) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 14.501.1003.0
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
11.5% Very poor
Lighting 34.9
Reflection 17.6
Parallax 42.8
12% 31.8 fps
MRender 22.9
Gravity 30.4
Splatting 27.5
11% 26.9 fps
Poor: 16%
This bench: 11.5%
Great: 19%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$47
250GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
58.8% Above average
Read 104
Write 101
Mixed 30.2
57% 78.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.26
70% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 58.8%
Great: 70%
pny USB 2.0 FD 16GB
14GB free, PID 005d
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
7.9% Terrible
Read 22.1
Write 6.45
Mixed 2.63
10% 10.4 MB/s
4K Read 4.13
4K Write 0.75
4K Mixed 0.22
48% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 7.9%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
41.6% Average
MC Read 17.1
MC Write 12.2
MC Mixed 15.4
43% 14.9 GB/s
SC Read 8.4
SC Write 7.9
SC Mixed 9.8
25% 8.7 GB/s
Latency 77.9
51% 77.9 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 41.6%
Great: 65%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 970A-G46 (MS-7693) Builds (Compare 2,577 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693) - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $432
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