MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 43.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics32.2% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 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.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory9.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151221
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateOct 08 '18 at 03:05
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8350-$99
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
43.6% Average
1-Core 60.8
2-Core 136
45% 98.4 Pts
4-Core 245
8-Core 396
41% 320 Pts
64-Core 480
32% 480 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 43.6%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
MSI(1462 320B) 2GB
CLim: 1405 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
32.2% Below average
Lighting 134
Reflection 108
Parallax 121
34% 121 fps
MRender 81.9
Gravity 116
Splatting 78.3
30% 92 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 32.2%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$29
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 83 76 90 92 98 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
66.7% Good
Read 145
Write 136
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 87.7
73% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 66.7%
Great: 107%
Toshiba P300 1TB-$52
511GB free
Firmware: MS2OA8J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 158 153 159 138 139 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
91.6% Outstanding
Read 170
Write 175
Mixed 20.8
SusWrite 150
93% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
151% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 91.6%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1333 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
26.4% Poor
MC Read 8.7
MC Write 8.6
MC Mixed 7.8
24% 8.37 GB/s
SC Read 5.8
SC Write 7.9
SC Mixed 8.4
21% 7.37 GB/s
Latency 73.7
54% 73.7 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 26.4%
Great: 54%
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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 24,208 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $402
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