MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 53.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics41% 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 Drive81.9% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). 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)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141216
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '18 at 01:33
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th 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-$119
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
53.6% Above average
SC Int 82.7
SC Float 69.3
SC Mixed 77.6
61% 76.5 Pts
QC Int 248
QC Float 235
QC Mixed 258
56% 247 Pts
MC Int 385
MC Float 406
MC Mixed 407
60% 399 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 65%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280-$185
MSI(1462 277C) 3GB
CLim: 972 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 16.6
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
41% Average
Lighting 125
Reflection 80.8
Parallax 168
44% 125 fps
MRender 62.4
Gravity 120
Splatting 89.2
39% 90.5 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 41%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 500GB-$177
166GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
81.9% Excellent
Read 504
Write 428
Mixed 450
103% 461 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 57.2
4K Mixed 27.2
102% 36.3 MB/s
DQ Read 35.5
DQ Write 154
DQ Mixed 65.2
59% 84.9 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CM3B4G1C1600L9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
42.9% Average
MC Read 18.3
MC Write 13.4
MC Mixed 13.5
43% 15.1 GB/s
SC Read 9.7
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 11.7
28% 9.9 GB/s
Latency 69.9
57% 69.9 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 42.9%
Great: 59%
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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 13,188 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $509
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