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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 66.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics53.4% 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 Drive98% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130705
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '20 at 04:27
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
66.5% Good
1-Core 100
2-Core 201
71% 151 Pts
4-Core 364
8-Core 510
57% 437 Pts
64-Core 508
34% 508 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 66.5%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.66
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
53.4% Above average
Lighting 208
Reflection 181
Parallax 197
54% 195 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 191
Splatting 128
54% 157 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$69
259GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 467 452 449 450 422 277 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
98% Outstanding
Read 484
Write 460
Mixed 437
SusWrite 419
101% 450 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 62.3
4K Mixed 41.9
136% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 194
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 234
177% 234 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 98%
Great: 130%
WD Blue 1TB (2010)-$49
293GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 78 81 81 81 80 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
47.6% Average
Read 85.7
Write 93.3
Mixed 57.5
SusWrite 79.8
58% 79.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 47.6%
Great: 75%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1TB free
Firmware: CC27
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 155 157 158 159 159 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
Read 158
Write 90.5
Mixed 68
SusWrite 156
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 115%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$40
660GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 157 158 156 156 157 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
86.7% Excellent
Read 144
Write 134
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 157
91% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 2.6
440% 2.97 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 86.7%
Great: 111%
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 (76th percentile)
57.1% Above average
MC Read 20.2
MC Write 20.4
MC Mixed 17.8
56% 19.5 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 18.3
SC Mixed 17.7
50% 17.5 GB/s
Latency 61.9
65% 61.9 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 62%
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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 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) (MS-7681)

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