MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 49.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Boot Drive42.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory14GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 14GB 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 (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory8.8 GB free of 14 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '18 at 17:42
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User THA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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-6350 Six-Core-$209
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
49.8% Average
SC Int 88.4
SC Float 75.7
SC Mixed 82.3
66% 82.1 Pts
QC Int 290
QC Float 215
QC Mixed 238
56% 248 Pts
MC Int 358
MC Float 293
MC Mixed 225
44% 292 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
4GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 608ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
42.2% Average
Read 237
Write 123
Mixed 152
38% 171 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 56.9
4K Mixed 11.7
78% 30.2 MB/s
DQ Read 28
DQ Write 85.3
DQ Mixed 29
30% 47.5 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 42.2%
Great: 73%
Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016)-$34
70GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
75.9% Very good
Read 145
Write 120
Mixed 126
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.21
88% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 111%
WD Purple 1TB (2014)-$55
120GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
73.4% Very good
Read 125
Write 131
Mixed 130
97% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.17
81% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5474-028.A00LF 9905474-050.A00LF 9905471-017.A00LF 14GB
667, 667, 667, 667 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 2048 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
40.3% Average
MC Read 14.8
MC Write 14
MC Mixed 14.6
41% 14.5 GB/s
SC Read 8.1
SC Write 7.7
SC Mixed 9.9
24% 8.57 GB/s
Latency 82.8
48% 82.8 ns
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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 17,585 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 39%
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Desktop
Desktop 54%
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Workstation
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $484
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