MSI 970A-G43 (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 45.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics29.3% 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 Drive73.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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 (64%). 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)
Memory10.2 GB free of 12 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130328
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 02:03
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 64%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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-4300-$53
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
45.2% Average
SC Int 57.5
SC Float 65.4
SC Mixed 63
50% 62 Pts
QC Int 241
QC Float 208
QC Mixed 236
52% 228 Pts
MC Int 241
MC Float 209
MC Mixed 210
33% 220 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 45.2%
Great: 49%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
Nvidia(10DE 098A) 1.5GB
CLim: 1202 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 1.5GB, Driver: 416.16
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
29.3% Poor
Lighting 74.2
Reflection 67.6
Parallax 102
26% 81.3 fps
MRender 73.5
Gravity 89.8
Splatting 55.6
32% 73 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 29.3%
Great: 31%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$50
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 277 294 298 297 297 298 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
73.3% Very good
Read 381
Write 294
Mixed 234
SusWrite 293
67% 301 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 65.6
4K Mixed 32.7
122% 42.7 MB/s
DQ Read 33.9
DQ Write 88.7
DQ Mixed 37.4
35% 53.3 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 127%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C9D3/8GX Hynix HMT351U6EFR8C-PB 12GB
800, 800 MHz
8192, 4096 MB
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
31.1% Below average
MC Read 11
MC Write 9
MC Mixed 10
29% 10 GB/s
SC Read 8.9
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 10.3
26% 9.17 GB/s
Latency 70.7
57% 70.7 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 31.1%
Great: 58%
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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 6,049 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $409
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