MSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 43.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics19.6% 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)
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory4.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20131008
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 29 '19 at 17:48
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8320-$163
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
43.7% Average
1-Core 64.1
2-Core 129
45% 96.6 Pts
4-Core 243
8-Core 410
41% 327 Pts
64-Core 423
28% 423 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 43.7%
Great: 53%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 370-$153
CLim: 995 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
19.6% Very poor
Lighting 83.3
Reflection 84.9
Parallax 108
22% 92.2 fps
MRender 61.8
Gravity 68
Splatting 88.2
20% 72.7 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 19.6%
Great: 22%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SP600 64GB
1GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.8
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
Read 233
Write 107
Mixed 176
38% 172 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 46.3
4K Mixed 30.7
101% 33.9 MB/s
DQ Read 29.5
DQ Write 91.1
DQ Mixed 38.8
36% 53.1 MB/s
Poor: 46% Great: 84%
Hitachi HCS5C1050CLA382 500GB
61GB free
Firmware: JC2OA50E
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,898
Write 39.2
Mixed 66.5
480% 668 MB/s
4K Read 316
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 1.1
13,312% 106 MB/s
Poor: 23% Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown IM34GU48C16-999HB 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
43.8% Average
MC Read 18.7
MC Write 14
MC Mixed 14.3
45% 15.7 GB/s
SC Read 9.7
SC Write 7.4
SC Mixed 10
26% 9.03 GB/s
Latency 71.8
56% 71.8 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 43.8%
Great: 60%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 970A-G46 (MS-7693) Builds (Compare 6,459 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693) - $88

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