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

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 62%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics54.5% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive76.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7681
MotherboardMSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) (MS-7681)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 14 '19 at 14:34
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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 4.2 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
62% Good
1-Core 98.1
2-Core 191
68% 144 Pts
4-Core 325
8-Core 545
55% 435 Pts
64-Core 375
25% 375 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 62%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$170
Asus(1043 85B0) 3GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 441.66
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
54.5% Above average
Lighting 206
Reflection 175
Parallax 189
54% 190 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 197
Splatting 158
55% 168 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 57%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$79
419GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 171 162 165 231 393 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
76.2% Very good
Read 441
Write 422
Mixed 355
SusWrite 216
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 64.7
4K Mixed 35.7
138% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 41.5
DQ Write 98.3
DQ Mixed 56.4
47% 65.4 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 130%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
55.6% Above average
MC Read 18.4
MC Write 20.1
MC Mixed 18.1
54% 18.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 18.8
53% 18.4 GB/s
Latency 69.3
58% 69.3 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 55.6%
Great: 62%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z68A-GD65 (G3) (MS-7681) Builds (Compare 593 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

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