MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 17%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (15th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 85 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 extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 7.93%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is terrible.
Graphics51.8% 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 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.
Very high background CPU (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 19:34
Run Duration186 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing way below expectations (15th 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-$60
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 3 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Relative performance (0th percentile)
7.93% Terrible
SC Int 15
SC Float 16.5
SC Mixed 17.6
13% 16.4 Pts
QC Int 29
QC Float 30.7
QC Mixed 30.9
7% 30.2 Pts
MC Int 27.3
MC Float 28.4
MC Mixed 26.9
4% 27.5 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 7.93%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
51.8% Above average
Lighting 104
Reflection 120
Parallax 197
43% 140 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 150
Splatting 120
59% 138 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 51.8%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$39
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 42 43 52 33 43 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
16.2% Very poor
Read 15.4
Write 78.8
Mixed 33.4
SusWrite 40.8
31% 42.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.3
64% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 16.2%
Great: 112%
Seagate ST3120026AS 120GB-$20
63GB free
Firmware: 8.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 33 33 33 33 33 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
20.8% Poor
Read 39
Write 40
Mixed 28.7
SusWrite 33.1
26% 35.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 20.8%
Great: 32%
USB DISK 2.0 32GB
30GB free, PID 4200
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.9 4.8 11 11 10 6.6 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
4.88% Terrible
Read 11.7
Write 6.7
Mixed 5.6
SusWrite 8.2
10% 8.05 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.6
37% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.88%
Great: 10%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
15.6% Very poor
MC Read 6.3
MC Write 4.7
MC Mixed 5.6
16% 5.53 GB/s
SC Read 2.1
SC Write 2.5
SC Mixed 2.4
7% 2.33 GB/s
Latency 151
26% 151 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 15.6%
Great: 61%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming 39%
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Desktop
Desktop 54%
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Workstation
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $492
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