MSI 970A-G43 (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Gaming 27%
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation 27%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 49.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics26% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive31.5% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 2 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.
Very high background CPU (60%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970A-G43 (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20130328
Uptime56.7 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 08:55
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User RUS-User
Background CPU 60%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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-4170 Quad-Core-$197
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
49.8% Average
SC Int 78.7
SC Float 72.6
SC Mixed 74.5
60% 75.3 Pts
QC Int 252
QC Float 221
QC Mixed 249
55% 240 Pts
MC Int 252
MC Float 219
MC Mixed 247
36% 239 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 53%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7850-$174
Sapphire(174B E221) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver.
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
26% Poor
Lighting 73.1
Reflection 71.9
Parallax 97.1
25% 80.7 fps
MRender 52
Gravity 65.2
Splatting 75.2
27% 64.1 fps
Poor: 21%
This bench: 26%
Great: 30%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingmax 60GB 60GB
5GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0311
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 38 35 39 37 38 MB/s
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
31.5% Below average
Read 46.3
Write 52.8
Mixed 60
SusWrite 38.1
11% 49.3 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 46.4
4K Mixed 19.6
85% 29.7 MB/s
DQ Read 23.1
DQ Write 54.2
DQ Mixed 17.4
19% 31.6 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 31.5%
Great: 57%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
26GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 125 124 139 146 151 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
79.7% Very good
Read 140
Write 146
Mixed 88.8
SusWrite 137
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
229% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2133 C11 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
43.1% Average
MC Read 18.7
MC Write 12.4
MC Mixed 14.7
44% 15.3 GB/s
SC Read 8.9
SC Write 8.1
SC Mixed 11.3
27% 9.43 GB/s
Latency 71.6
56% 71.6 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 43.1%
Great: 80%
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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 6,018 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 34%
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Desktop 48%
Workstation 31%
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Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 (MS-7693) - $62

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $390
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