MSI MS-14A3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 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 a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 68.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics27.8% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive57% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star GS43VR 6RE
MotherboardMSI MS-14A3  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170724
Uptime5.5 Days
Run DateJun 21 '19 at 20:15
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
68.7% Good
Memory 82.3
1-Core 80.8
2-Core 169
66% 111 Pts
4-Core 298
8-Core 459
48% 379 Pts
64-Core 469
32% 469 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 68.7%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060 (Mobile)
MSI(1462 11C0) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 25.21.14.2531
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
27.8% Poor
Lighting 30
Reflection 30
Parallax 103
8% 54.2 fps
MRender 19.6
Gravity 122
Splatting 119
29% 87 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 27.8%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba THNSNJ256G8NY 256GB
182GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JYXA0101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 240 318 271 256 333 255 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
57% Above average
Read 319
Write 55
Mixed 324
SusWrite 279
55% 244 MB/s
4K Read 9.6
4K Write 21.8
4K Mixed 14.1
44% 15.2 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 304
227% 302 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 57%
Great: 97%
Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 1TB-$60
815GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 98 104 101 107 107 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
46.2% Average
Read 56.8
Write 108
Mixed 57
SusWrite 104
60% 81.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 1.2
231% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston MSI24D4S7S8MB-8 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (19th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
63.8% Good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 24.2
MC Mixed 19.3
66% 22.9 GB/s
SC Read 12.5
SC Write 20.6
SC Mixed 18.8
49% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 76.3
52% 76.3 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 63.8%
Great: 78%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MS-14A3 Builds (Compare 862 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI MS-14A3

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HDDRAMUSB
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