MSI MS-14A1

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 66%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics37.3% 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 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 (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 days ago, 6 days ago.
SystemMicro-Star GS40 6QE Phantom
MotherboardMSI MS-14A1  (all builds)
Memory9.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180115
Uptime2.7 Days
Run DateJan 13 '19 at 05:17
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User MYS-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 i7-6700HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
66% Good
SC Int 87.1
SC Float 93.2
SC Mixed 90.5
72% 90.3 Pts
QC Int 310
QC Float 351
QC Mixed 327
75% 329 Pts
MC Int 437
MC Float 526
MC Mixed 491
72% 484 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 66%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970M
MSI(1462 1155) 3GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 25.21.14.1735
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
37.3% Below average
Lighting 120
Reflection 108
Parallax 114
36% 114 fps
MRender 60.2
Gravity 119
Splatting 84.2
38% 87.7 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 37.3%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Microsoft Storage Space Device 254GB
208GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 256 220 220 219 214 214 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 63% Great: 113%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
666GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JB0OA3J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 106 110 114 116 115 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
63.8% Good
Read 111
Write 130
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 111
69% 95 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
127% 1 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 63.8%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C15 1x16GB
1 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below potential (34th percentile) - ensure that an XMP BIOS profile is enabled
44.2% Average
MC Read 16
MC Write 15.4
MC Mixed 13.6
43% 15 GB/s
SC Read 11.9
SC Write 14.5
SC Mixed 12.9
37% 13.1 GB/s
Latency 72.9
55% 72.9 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 44.2%
Great: 51%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MS-14A1 Builds (Compare 288 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 68%
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Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI MS-14A1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 142% - Outstanding Total price: $60
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