MSI MS-17A1

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 24%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
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 a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 21.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics34.5% 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)
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (52%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 51% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star GT73VR 7RE
MotherboardMSI MS-17A1  (all builds)
Memory25.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors, 3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161117
Uptime5.9 Days
Run DateDec 06 '19 at 13:59
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU 52%
CPU Throttled 51%

 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
Intel Core i7-7820HK
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 1.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
21.8% Poor
1-Core 32.8
2-Core 59.8
22% 46.3 Pts
4-Core 121
8-Core 210
21% 165 Pts
64-Core 230
16% 230 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 21.8%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070 (Mobile)
MSI(1462 11B9) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
34.5% Below average
Lighting 149
Reflection 184
Parallax 141
39% 158 fps
MRender 24.6
Gravity 145
Splatting 165
34% 112 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 34.5%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 512GB
147GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 16 16 17 16 17 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 48% Great: 297%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
882GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3U0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 130 130 130 131 130 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
77% Very good
Read 140
Write 127
Mixed 24.7
SusWrite 129
76% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
129% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 77%
Great: 77%
Kingston DataTraveler 3.0 124GB
114GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 39 47 40 47 40 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
26.5% Poor
Read 99.2
Write 53.5
Mixed 61.5
SusWrite 43
80% 64.3 MB/s
4K Read 3.8
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
55% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 26.5%
Great: 27%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston MSI24D4S7D8MB-16 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
57.4% Above average
MC Read 14.6
MC Write 25.3
MC Mixed 24.9
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 7.4
SC Write 15.5
SC Mixed 12.3
34% 11.7 GB/s
Latency 95.4
42% 95.4 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 82%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
Desktop 83%
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Workstation
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