MSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 52.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics30.7% 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)
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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory3.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130204
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateNov 08 '20 at 18:21
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%
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 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
AMD Athlon II X4 640-$70
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
52.5% Above average
Memory 73.1
1-Core 48.6
2-Core 98.2
46% 73.3 Pts
4-Core 187
8-Core 185
25% 186 Pts
64-Core 185
12% 185 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 52.5%
Great: 53%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$59
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 457.09
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
30.7% Below average
Lighting 38.2
Reflection 30.2
Parallax 36.8
31% 35.1 fps
MRender 37.7
Gravity 35.9
Splatting 36.2
30% 36.6 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 30.7%
Great: 33%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Spcc Solid State Disk 256GB
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM01.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 257 250 294 296 299 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 11% Great: 59%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$55
1.5TB free
Firmware: 50.0AB50
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 102 102 104 103 104 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
55.1% Above average
Read 90
Write 86.3
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 102
61% 82.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
146% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 67%
Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 1TB-$50
589GB free
Firmware: CV23
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 158 160 156 156 157 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
92.9% Outstanding
Read 168
Write 179
Mixed 73
SusWrite 156
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 119%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C8 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 800 MHz clocked @ 533 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
31.2% Below average
MC Read 13.3
MC Write 7.4
MC Mixed 11.9
31% 10.9 GB/s
SC Read 7.3
SC Write 6.8
SC Mixed 8.5
22% 7.53 GB/s
Latency 94.4
42% 94.4 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 31.2%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 34%
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Desktop
Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 27%
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Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693) - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $376
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