MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 21%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (16th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 84 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 extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 17.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics18.4% 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 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 5 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Very high background CPU (47%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20151221
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateDec 20 '17 at 19:40
Run Duration91 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU 47%

 PC Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8350-$75
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
17.7% Very poor
1-Core 26.3
2-Core 49.1
18% 37.7 Pts
4-Core 99.1
8-Core 169
17% 134 Pts
64-Core 170
11% 170 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 17.7%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 265-$105
CLim: 925 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.12.1
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
18.4% Very poor
Lighting 81
Reflection 74.9
Parallax 103
21% 86.2 fps
MRender 55
Gravity 64.5
Splatting 78.7
18% 66.1 fps
Poor: 18%
This bench: 18.4%
Great: 20%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
763GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
87.6% Excellent
Read 170
Write 135
Mixed 155
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.22
86% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/4G KHX1600C10D3/8G KHX1600C10D3/4G 16GB
800, 800, 800 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
29.5% Poor
MC Read 11.4
MC Write 9.5
MC Mixed 10.8
30% 10.6 GB/s
SC Read 5.8
SC Write 4.5
SC Mixed 7.6
17% 5.97 GB/s
Latency 105
38% 105 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 29.5%
Great: 56%
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 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 26,209 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

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