MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 48%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics6.43% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 13 '19 at 04:26
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8350-$105
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
48% Average
1-Core 73.8
2-Core 151
52% 112 Pts
4-Core 268
8-Core 475
47% 372 Pts
64-Core 478
32% 478 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 48%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 240
Device(17AF 2000) 2GB
CLim: 780 MHz, MLim: 1150 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 19.3.3
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
6.43% Terrible
Lighting 22.9
Reflection 24.6
Parallax 29.5
6% 25.7 fps
MRender 21.9
Gravity 20.1
Splatting 25.5
7% 22.5 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.43%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$39
173GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 49 60 60 83 52 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
64.8% Good
Read 163
Write 167
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 61.7
78% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.3
159% 2.07 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 64.8%
Great: 115%
WD My Passport 25E2 4TB
2TB free, PID 25e2
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 28 21 28 29 28 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
19.5% Very poor
Read 28.8
Write 27.8
Mixed 24.5
SusWrite 26.9
37% 27 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 19.5%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMV8GX3M1A1333C9 Team-Elite-1333 Team-Elite-1333 16GB
667, 667, 667 MHz
8192, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
44.5% Average
MC Read 17
MC Write 14.9
MC Mixed 15.3
45% 15.7 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 9.1
SC Mixed 12.4
30% 10.4 GB/s
Latency 72.7
55% 72.7 ns
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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 970 GAMING (MS-7693) Builds (Compare 23,018 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $461
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