MSI MS-7238

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 18%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk
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 extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 11.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is terrible.
Graphics1.31% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive31.2% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory2GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows however a minimum of 4GB is recommended for gaming or any other RAM intensive tasks such as photo/video editing. This system will also be a little more responsive with 4GB of RAM.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (61%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardMSI MS-7238  (all builds)
Memory1.8 GB free of 2 GB @ 0 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20070712
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 18 '19 at 14:16
Run Duration181 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU 61%

 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 Server
Intel Core2 4400-$124
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
11.8% Very poor
Memory 18.6
1-Core 21.4
2-Core 20.4
14% 20.1 Pts
4-Core 28.8
8-Core 35.8
4% 32.3 Pts
64-Core 9.5
1% 9.5 Pts
Poor: 21%
This bench: 11.8%
Great: 41%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI Radeon HD 2600-XT
Sapphire(174B E420) 256MB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.9001
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
1.31% Terrible
Lighting 9
Reflection 13.8
Parallax 4.3
2% 9.03 fps
MRender 6.9
Gravity 3.5
Splatting 11.2
1% 7.2 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.31%
Great: 1%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M4 128GB-$116
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 040H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 25 27 83 74 8.3 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
31.2% Below average
Read 201
Write 142
Mixed 152
SusWrite 48.1
30% 136 MB/s
4K Read 16.3
4K Write 34.9
4K Mixed 13.2
60% 21.5 MB/s
DQ Read 19.3
DQ Write 78.2
DQ Mixed 12.6
20% 36.7 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 31.2%
Great: 71%
Samsung HD161HJ 160GB-$40
48GB free
Firmware: JF100-19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 57 58 57 56 57 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
33.3% Below average
Read 59.1
Write 60
Mixed 40.8
SusWrite 56.8
40% 54.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.9
139% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 33.3%
Great: 43%
WD Blue 320GB (2007)-$17
142GB free
Firmware: 01.03A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 68 76 73 75 77 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
37.1% Below average
Read 56.4
Write 51.4
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 72.6
40% 54.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 37.1%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x1GB
2 of 2 slots used
2GB DIMM SDRAM
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
7.15% Terrible
MC Read 3.6
MC Write 1
MC Mixed 2.9
7% 2.5 GB/s
SC Read 1.3
SC Write 1.8
SC Mixed 0.8
4% 1.3 GB/s
Latency 331
12% 331 ns
Poor: 6%
This bench: 7.15%
Great: 22%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MS-7238 Builds (Compare 97 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: MSI MS-7238

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 33% - Below average Total price: $306
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