MSI Z68A-GD55 (G3) (MS-7681)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 64%
Workstation 47%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 91.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics72.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7681
MotherboardMSI Z68A-GD55 (G3) (MS-7681)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
DisplayЦвета: 1600 x 1200 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130705
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 12:21
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User UKR-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (55th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-2500K-$246
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
91.5% Outstanding
SC Int 125
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 124
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 486
QC Float 484
QC Mixed 477
109% 483 Pts
MC Int 481
MC Float 480
MC Mixed 488
72% 483 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 91.5%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 398.18
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
72.6% Very good
Lighting 235
Reflection 198
Parallax 211
70% 214 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 211
Splatting 159
75% 174 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB-$130
234GB free
Firmware: 1AA01118 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
40.9% Average
Read 69.9
Write 72.1
Mixed 81.9
57% 74.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 0.5
123% 1.09 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 40.9%
Great: 62%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
230GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC4H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
67% Good
Read 123
Write 111
Mixed 115
88% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.05
4K Write 1.11
4K Mixed 0.36
104% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 67%
Great: 113%
Samsung HD502IJ 500GB-$37
36GB free
Firmware: 1AA01117 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
30.9% Below average
Read 57.4
Write 49.7
Mixed 50.8
40% 52.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.35
104% 1 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 30.9%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905403-400.A00LF 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
69% Good
MC Read 23.3
MC Write 25.8
MC Mixed 22.2
68% 23.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 22.4
SC Mixed 22.3
60% 21.1 GB/s
Latency 55.3
72% 55.3 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 69%
Great: 61%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z68A-GD55 (G3) (MS-7681) Builds (Compare 130 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 60%
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: MSI Z68A-GD55 (G3) (MS-7681)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $686
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