MSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (88th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 12 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 43.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics22.8% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
2 years ago, 2 years ago.
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory6.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160108
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 10 '17 at 12:48
Run Duration97 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core-$150
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
43.6% Average
1-Core 79.6
2-Core 149
54% 114 Pts
4-Core 271
8-Core 269
37% 270 Pts
64-Core 270
18% 270 Pts
Poor: 19%
This bench: 43.6%
Great: 38%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
EVGA(3842 2662) 2GB
CLim: 1305 MHz, MLim: 1514 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
22.8% Poor
Lighting 79.1
Reflection 66.4
Parallax 104
22% 83.3 fps
MRender 73.9
Gravity 91.9
Splatting 62
24% 75.9 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 22.8%
Great: 23%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD WD1600YS-18SHB2 160GB
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20.06C06 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
30.4% Below average
Read 51.9
Write 53.5
Mixed 44.2
37% 49.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.74
4K Mixed 0.36
92% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 30.4%
Great: 35%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905403-559.A00LF 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 667 MHz clocked @ 933 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
34.1% Below average
MC Read 12.8
MC Write 10.4
MC Mixed 10.7
32% 11.3 GB/s
SC Read 9.2
SC Write 6.9
SC Mixed 10.7
26% 8.93 GB/s
Latency 68.4
58% 68.4 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 34.1%
Great: 34%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 970A-G46 (MS-7693) Builds (Compare 5,907 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693) - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $443
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