MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 22%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
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 an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 19.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics38.6% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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 4 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory5.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20151221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 08 '17 at 00:35
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 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
AMD FX-8350-$115
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
19.6% Very poor
SC Int 26.8
SC Float 24.4
SC Mixed 26.2
21% 25.8 Pts
QC Int 103
QC Float 94.1
QC Mixed 96.4
22% 97.8 Pts
MC Int 165
MC Float 143
MC Mixed 167
24% 158 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 19.6%
Great: 65%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$180
MSI(1462 320B) 2GB
CLim: 1405 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 368.39
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
38.6% Below average
Lighting 114
Reflection 108
Parallax 123
36% 115 fps
MRender 84.1
Gravity 116
Splatting 79.1
40% 93 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 38.6%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
666GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 219
Write 165
Mixed 158
135% 181 MB/s
4K Read 1.09
4K Write 2.49
4K Mixed 0.34
130% 1.31 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 110%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
27.8% Poor
MC Read 10.9
MC Write 9.4
MC Mixed 9.1
28% 9.8 GB/s
SC Read 6
SC Write 4.4
SC Mixed 7.5
17% 5.97 GB/s
Latency 103
39% 103 ns
Poor: 23%
This bench: 27.8%
Great: 35%
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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 10,854 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: 69% - Good Total price: $613
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