MSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics24% 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 Drive79.2% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131008
Uptime4.1 Days
Run DateAug 08 '20 at 21:40
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8320-$163
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.75 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
70.3% Very good
Memory 92.8
1-Core 70.2
2-Core 135
63% 99.2 Pts
4-Core 260
8-Core 444
44% 352 Pts
64-Core 444
30% 444 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 70.3%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270-$185
CLim: 945 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 19.20
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
24% Poor
Lighting 102
Reflection 79.1
Parallax 131
27% 104 fps
MRender 57.8
Gravity 88.8
Splatting 82.6
24% 76.4 fps
Poor: 22%
This bench: 24%
Great: 25%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$67
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 338 318 317 322 322 322 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
79.2% Very good
Read 411
Write 390
Mixed 353
SusWrite 323
83% 369 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 55.4
4K Mixed 39.7
128% 42.2 MB/s
DQ Read 38.8
DQ Write 88.3
DQ Mixed 51.6
43% 59.6 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 131%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$100
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 161 159 160 161 160 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
94% Outstanding
Read 167
Write 148
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 160
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.2
236% 1.83 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 94%
Great: 110%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$34
809GB free
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 163 164 164 164 162 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 192
Write 154
Mixed 76
SusWrite 163
106% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
182% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 102%
Great: 112%
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 (27th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
50.7% Above average
MC Read 20.8
MC Write 15.9
MC Mixed 17.7
52% 18.1 GB/s
SC Read 10.6
SC Write 8.4
SC Mixed 13.2
31% 10.7 GB/s
Latency 62.6
64% 62.6 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 50.7%
Great: 62%

 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 1,401 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
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Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $448
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