MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop 51%
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
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 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 52.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics46.3% 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 Drive76.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory9 GB free of 12 GB @ 0.5 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141216
Uptime7 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 02:12
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU2%

 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-8320-$106
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
52.2% Above average
SC Int 75.9
SC Float 68
SC Mixed 72.6
58% 72.2 Pts
QC Int 260
QC Float 236
QC Mixed 251
56% 249 Pts
MC Int 450
MC Float 389
MC Mixed 444
64% 428 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.12.1
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
46.3% Average
Lighting 145
Reflection 83
Parallax 192
50% 140 fps
MRender 64.7
Gravity 141
Splatting 91.4
43% 99.1 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 46.3%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 250GB-$111
26GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
76.1% Very good
Read 493
Write 349
Mixed 430
94% 424 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 43.7
4K Mixed 29.7
95% 31.9 MB/s
DQ Read 141
DQ Write 93.2
DQ Mixed 59.7
60% 97.9 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 76.1%
Great: 100%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$51
174GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
77.8% Very good
Read 154
Write 117
Mixed 161
109% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.75
4K Mixed 0.16
70% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 77.8%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-8500CL7-4GBRL F3-10666CL9-8GBXL 12GB
533, 667 MHz
4096, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
23% Poor
MC Read 7.4
MC Write 7
MC Mixed 6.4
20% 6.93 GB/s
SC Read 7.5
SC Write 6.9
SC Mixed 6.9
20% 7.1 GB/s
Latency 74.9
53% 74.9 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 14,011 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop 54%
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $497
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