Performance Results

Gaming 28%
Desktop 79%
Workstation 24%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 71.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics31.4% 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 Drive143% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
CPU throttled at 99% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star GS40 6QE Phantom
MotherboardMSI MS-14A1  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180115
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 12 '21 at 04:45
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User MYS-User
Background CPU3%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing as expected (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
71.2% Very good
Memory 78.8
1-Core 99.3
2-Core 187
72% 122 Pts
4-Core 344
8-Core 504
55% 424 Pts
64-Core 502
34% 502 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 74%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970M
MSI(1462 1155) 3GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver.
Performing below potential (46th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
31.4% Below average
Lighting 38.6
Reflection 42.9
Parallax 37.6
31% 39.7 fps
MRender 26.6
Gravity 41.6
Splatting 35.6
32% 34.6 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 31.4%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZVLV256HCHP-000L2 256GB
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L0QBXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 299 290 300 285 261 297 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
143% Outstanding
Read 1,173
Write 301
Mixed 328
SusWrite 289
114% 523 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 32.8
171% 67.3 MB/s
DQ Read 968
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 421
367% 564 MB/s
Poor: 88%
This bench: 143%
Great: 149%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
613GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 123 125 124 124 124 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
65.9% Good
Read 107
Write 106
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 123
65% 89.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
127% 1 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA41GS6AFR8N-TF Kingston 99U5624-003.A00G 16GB
2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing below potential (20th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
66.2% Good
MC Read 24.9
MC Write 26.4
MC Mixed 19.5
67% 23.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 25.2
SC Mixed 19.7
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 82.8
48% 82.8 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 66.2%
Great: 68%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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