MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) (MS-7681)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 62.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics99.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive37% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 6 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 (50%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7681
MotherboardMSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) (MS-7681)  (all builds)
Memory8.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20130111
Uptime2.9 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 14:13
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 50%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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 i5-2500-$105
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
62.6% Good
SC Int 89
SC Float 89.8
SC Mixed 80.3
69% 86.4 Pts
QC Int 315
QC Float 315
QC Mixed 334
73% 321 Pts
MC Int 342
MC Float 339
MC Mixed 335
51% 338 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$315
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
Lighting 299
Reflection 282
Parallax 305
93% 295 fps
MRender 209
Gravity 292
Splatting 227
104% 243 fps
Poor: 77%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ SOLID3 120GB
9GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 48 53 48 44 43 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
37% Below average
Read 97
Write 62.3
Mixed 97.8
SusWrite 49.9
17% 76.8 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 71.6
4K Mixed 17
92% 36.7 MB/s
DQ Read 23.8
DQ Write 100
DQ Mixed 13.1
24% 45.7 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 37%
Great: 57%
Crucial BX100 500GB-$240
247GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 225 357 347 354 353 355 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
78.8% Very good
Read 413
Write 350
Mixed 298
SusWrite 332
78% 348 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 80.9
4K Mixed 34.6
126% 47 MB/s
DQ Read 28.1
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 36.8
38% 58.4 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 78.8%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$26
34GB free
Firmware: 19.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 60 58 58 53 55 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
47.3% Average
Read 106
Write 99.3
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 58.6
60% 81.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 47.3%
Great: 70%
Seagate Backup+ Desk 4TB
1TB free, PID a0a4
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 71 70 72 70 73 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
41.1% Average
Read 150
Write 108
Mixed 62
SusWrite 71.1
122% 97.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
67% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
50.7% Above average
MC Read 17.2
MC Write 18.8
MC Mixed 16.2
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.3
SC Write 16.2
SC Mixed 15.9
43% 15.1 GB/s
Latency 70.8
56% 70.8 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 50.7%
Great: 73%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z68A-GD65 (G3) (MS-7681) Builds (Compare 378 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) (MS-7681)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $931
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