MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) (MS-7681)

Performance Results

Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop 54%
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 57.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics44.9% 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 Drive50.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7681
MotherboardMSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) (MS-7681)  (all builds)
Memory9.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120221
Uptime27.3 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 00:29
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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 i7-2600K-$375
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
57.2% Above average
SC Int 90.7
SC Float 91.9
SC Mixed 90.9
73% 91.2 Pts
QC Int 261
QC Float 275
QC Mixed 266
61% 267 Pts
MC Int 411
MC Float 426
MC Mixed 389
61% 409 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 57.2%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 680-$360
EVGA(3842 2682) 2GB
CLim: 1293 MHz, MLim: 1552 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
44.9% Average
Lighting 119
Reflection 102
Parallax 161
42% 127 fps
MRender 107
Gravity 134
Splatting 84.6
47% 109 fps
Poor: 39%
This bench: 44.9%
Great: 50%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M4 128GB-$116
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0309 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
50.3% Above average
Read 395
Write 190
Mixed 239
60% 275 MB/s
4K Read 18.5
4K Write 70.1
4K Mixed 5.16
72% 31.3 MB/s
DQ Read 23.2
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 5.05
22% 45.8 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 50.3%
Great: 73%
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB-$54
2TB free
Firmware: CC3C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
72% Very good
Read 122
Write 129
Mixed 117
92% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.15
4K Mixed 0.52
105% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 72%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 16GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
46.4% Average
MC Read 16
MC Write 16.2
MC Mixed 14.3
44% 15.5 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 14.5
SC Mixed 16.1
41% 14.4 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 46.4%
Great: 60%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z68A-GD65 (G3) (MS-7681) Builds (Compare 352 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 60%
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 50%

Motherboard: MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) (MS-7681)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $819
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