MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 50%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics22.6% 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 Drive78% 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.
Very high background CPU (38%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 23 '21 at 16:21
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 38%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8370-$190
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
50% Average
Memory 73.9
1-Core 39.1
2-Core 76.3
43% 63.1 Pts
4-Core 143
8-Core 258
25% 200 Pts
64-Core 256
17% 256 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 50%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 260X-$120
Gigabyte(1458 2271) 2GB
CLim: 1188 MHz, MLim: 1625 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 21.2.1
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
22.6% Poor
Lighting 28.2
Reflection 28.7
Parallax 35.8
23% 30.9 fps
MRender 25.7
Gravity 28.1
Splatting 27
22% 26.9 fps
Poor: 17%
This bench: 22.6%
Great: 22%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$78
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 308 152 151 151 153 153 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
78% Very good
Read 452
Write 414
Mixed 374
SusWrite 178
79% 354 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 52.7
4K Mixed 38.6
126% 41.1 MB/s
DQ Read 229
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 216
162% 217 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 78%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 PSD34G160081 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 PSD34G160081 16GB
667, 800, 667, 800 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
40.7% Average
MC Read 16.6
MC Write 13.4
MC Mixed 14.6
42% 14.9 GB/s
SC Read 7.9
SC Write 6.9
SC Mixed 10.5
24% 8.43 GB/s
Latency 92.6
43% 92.6 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 40.7%
Great: 45%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 27%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 23%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

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