MSI Z68MA-ED55 (MS-7676)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 61.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics31.2% 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 Drive69.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7676
MotherboardMSI Z68MA-ED55 (MS-7676)  (all builds)
Memory5.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130109
Uptime4.2 Days
Run DateMay 05 '19 at 05:09
Run Duration173 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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 i7-2600K-$450
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
61.3% Good
SC Int 97.2
SC Float 92.3
SC Mixed 97.9
77% 95.8 Pts
QC Int 284
QC Float 293
QC Mixed 278
65% 285 Pts
MC Int 457
MC Float 470
MC Mixed 470
70% 466 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 61.3%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 460-$104
CLim: 1236 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
31.2% Below average
Lighting 87.9
Reflection 83.1
Parallax 117
30% 95.9 fps
MRender 65
Gravity 82.5
Splatting 79.4
32% 75.6 fps
Poor: 22%
This bench: 31.2%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB-$100
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 291 293 274 257 234 218 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
69.1% Good
Read 382
Write 349
Mixed 250
SusWrite 261
70% 311 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 58.5
4K Mixed 35.1
111% 38.9 MB/s
DQ Read 35.6
DQ Write 91.6
DQ Mixed 46.1
40% 57.8 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 118%
Lexar SFF-SSD 512GB
392GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 267 283 290 285 281 279 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
55.5% Above average
Read 321
Write 243
Mixed 238
SusWrite 281
61% 271 MB/s
4K Read 12.1
4K Write 36.2
4K Mixed 18
61% 22.1 MB/s
DQ Read 167
DQ Write 134
DQ Mixed 133
104% 145 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 55.5%
Great: 73%
Samsung Spinpoint T166 500GB-$40
382GB free
Firmware: CR100-10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 65 66 66 66 66 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
38% Below average
Read 66.3
Write 68.5
Mixed 46
SusWrite 66
45% 61.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
131% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 38%
Great: 45%
Seagate Backup+ Hub BK 8TB
4TB free
Firmware: D781
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 105 109 109 108 108 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
74% Very good
Read 150
Write 113
Mixed 91.5
SusWrite 107
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.7
241% 2.3 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 74%
Great: 94%
ioSafe G3v2 3TB
1TB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 111 110 111 110 106 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
44.3% Average
Read 96.2
Write 101
Mixed 18
SusWrite 109
108% 81 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
99% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 54%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1866 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
57.1% Above average
MC Read 21.1
MC Write 20.1
MC Mixed 17.6
56% 19.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 17.5
SC Mixed 17.7
49% 17.2 GB/s
Latency 62.8
64% 62.8 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 71%
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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 Z68MA-ED55 (MS-7676) Builds (Compare 131 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z68MA-ED55 (MS-7676)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $706
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