MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) (MS-7681)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 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 48.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics80.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Very high background CPU (40%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7681
MotherboardMSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) (MS-7681)  (all builds)
Memory1.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20130111
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateDec 10 '19 at 18:55
Run Duration153 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 40%

 PC Performing below expectations (29th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-2600K-$448
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
48.7% Average
1-Core 72.3
2-Core 159
53% 115 Pts
4-Core 264
8-Core 403
43% 334 Pts
64-Core 445
30% 445 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 48.7%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$346
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.36
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
80.4% Excellent
Lighting 305
Reflection 296
Parallax 352
80% 318 fps
MRender 205
Gravity 296
Splatting 230
81% 244 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 510 Series 120GB
1GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PPG4
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 188
Write 185
Mixed 175
41% 183 MB/s
4K Read 15.9
4K Write 35.8
4K Mixed 18.9
67% 23.5 MB/s
DQ Read 17.1
DQ Write 51.8
DQ Mixed 22.5
21% 30.5 MB/s
Poor: 43% Great: 60%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
30GB free
Firmware: EXT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 146 38 41 40 40 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
53.7% Above average
Read 314
Write 156
Mixed 199
SusWrite 74.6
41% 186 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 35.2
4K Mixed 27.9
92% 29.4 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 136
DQ Mixed 36.1
64% 129 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 115%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$81
626GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 86 79 77 85 85 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
44.7% Average
Read 75.8
Write 26.8
Mixed 74.8
SusWrite 80.1
48% 64.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.4
91% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 44.7%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
48.1% Average
MC Read 17
MC Write 17
MC Mixed 15.1
47% 16.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 15.1
SC Mixed 15
41% 14.4 GB/s
Latency 69.7
57% 69.7 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 48.1%
Great: 63%
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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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Gaming
Gaming 50%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) (MS-7681)

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