MSI 990FXA GAMING (MS-7893)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 64.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics34% 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)
Boot Drive91.1% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7893
MotherboardMSI 990FXA GAMING (MS-7893)  (all builds)
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151224
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateJun 28 '20 at 23:51
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8350-$130
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
64.8% Good
Memory 79.7
1-Core 77
2-Core 150
62% 102 Pts
4-Core 271
8-Core 408
44% 339 Pts
64-Core 477
32% 477 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 64.8%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Nvidia(10DE 1138) 2GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 446.14
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
34% Below average
Lighting 141
Reflection 119
Parallax 130
37% 130 fps
MRender 83.7
Gravity 126
Splatting 85.7
34% 98.3 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 34%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$100
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 171 181 175 192 192 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
91.1% Outstanding
Read 494
Write 436
Mixed 306
SusWrite 201
80% 359 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 73.8
4K Mixed 46.4
155% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 239
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 259
190% 247 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 91.1%
Great: 117%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$42
600GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 160 161 162 163 160 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
89% Excellent
Read 149
Write 91.5
Mixed 84
SusWrite 161
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 89%
Great: 114%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$71
930GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 107 106 108 105 106 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
62.5% Good
Read 111
Write 105
Mixed 57.7
SusWrite 106
70% 95.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
163% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 62.5%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below potential (19th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
45.5% Average
MC Read 19.2
MC Write 14
MC Mixed 16.1
47% 16.4 GB/s
SC Read 9.7
SC Write 8.4
SC Mixed 12
29% 10 GB/s
Latency 81.2
49% 81.2 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 990FXA GAMING (MS-7893) Builds (Compare 597 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI 990FXA GAMING (MS-7893)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $482
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