MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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 42.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics26.5% 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.
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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
8 months ago, 8 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory9.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141110
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 02:07
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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-6300-$59
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
42.3% Average
SC Int 69.6
SC Float 60.1
SC Mixed 64.5
52% 64.7 Pts
QC Int 206
QC Float 201
QC Mixed 207
46% 205 Pts
MC Int 247
MC Float 229
MC Mixed 230
35% 235 Pts
Poor: 35%
This bench: 42.3%
Great: 56%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
MSI(1462 3080) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1030 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
26.5% Poor
Lighting 180
Reflection 138
Parallax 240
62% 186 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 26.5%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
627GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
90.6% Outstanding
Read 161
Write 154
Mixed 147
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1.43
4K Write 2.51
4K Mixed 0.36
146% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 90.6%
Great: 106%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
90GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
70.4% Very good
Read 131
Write 115
Mixed 105
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.11
4K Write 0.53
4K Mixed 0.26
43% 0.3 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Adata DDR3 1866 Kingston KHX1866C10D3/4G DDR3 1866 Kingston KHX1866C10D3/4G 16GB
667, 933, 667, 933 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
38.6% Below average
MC Read 15.1
MC Write 11.8
MC Mixed 14.3
39% 13.7 GB/s
SC Read 8.1
SC Write 7.3
SC Mixed 10.1
24% 8.5 GB/s
Latency 82.7
48% 82.7 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 38.6%
Great: 49%
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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 15,058 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
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Workstation
Workstation 46%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $510
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