MSI 970A-G43 (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 16%
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation 24%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 47.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics8.28% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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 7 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.
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970A-G43 (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory5.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160108
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 02:48
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User CHL-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 Phenom II X4 965-$144
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
47.3% Average
SC Int 83.7
SC Float 50.3
SC Mixed 62.6
52% 65.5 Pts
QC Int 333
QC Float 200
QC Mixed 250
60% 261 Pts
MC Int 332
MC Float 200
MC Mixed 247
40% 260 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 47.3%
Great: 52%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTS 250
XFX(1682 2600) 512MB
Ram: 512MB, Driver: 342.1
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
8.28% Terrible
Lighting 31.5
Reflection 27.4
Parallax 12.5
8% 23.8 fps
MRender 19
Gravity 25.6
Splatting 15.7
9% 20.1 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 8.28%
Great: 9%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$51
532GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
89.7% Excellent
Read 154
Write 159
Mixed 82.8
98% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.22
82% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
34.1% Below average
MC Read 14.9
MC Write 7.4
MC Mixed 12.9
34% 11.7 GB/s
SC Read 7.1
SC Write 6.1
SC Mixed 8.7
21% 7.3 GB/s
Latency 70.7
57% 70.7 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 34.1%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical 970A-G43 (MS-7693) Builds (Compare 5,425 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 34%
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Desktop 42%
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Workstation 29%

Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 (MS-7693) - $62

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $422
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