MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 69.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics53.7% 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 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.
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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151221
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 23 '20 at 20:46
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 12%
Watch Gameplay: 480 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
69.6% Good
Memory 88.8
1-Core 77
2-Core 144
65% 103 Pts
4-Core 273
8-Core 493
48% 383 Pts
64-Core 485
33% 485 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$188
CLim: 1342 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.8.1
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
53.7% Above average
Lighting 65
Reflection 62.1
Parallax 88.2
52% 71.8 fps
MRender 64.8
Gravity 69.2
Splatting 46.2
55% 60.1 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$75
495GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 125 113 117 123 126 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
79.1% Very good
Read 154
Write 165
Mixed 30.9
SusWrite 121
85% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2
368% 2.8 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 111%
Seagate Expansion 5TB
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 29 30 30 30 30 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
16.6% Very poor
Read 27.2
Write 25.5
Mixed 27.6
SusWrite 29.6
20% 27.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 0.6
163% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 16.6%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2133 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below potential (22nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
47.8% Average
MC Read 19.2
MC Write 14.8
MC Mixed 16.9
48% 17 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 9.2
SC Mixed 13.2
31% 11 GB/s
Latency 68.7
58% 68.7 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 47.8%
Great: 79%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 970 GAMING (MS-7693) Builds (Compare 10,232 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

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