MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 59.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics60.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive65% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory9GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 9GB 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 9 years and 2 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). 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)
Memory2.1 GB free of 9 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20151221
Uptime4.1 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 20:30
Run Duration169 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing as expected (58th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD FX-8350-$82
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
59.5% Above average
SC Int 85.4
SC Float 72.6
SC Mixed 78.9
63% 79 Pts
QC Int 288
QC Float 261
QC Mixed 294
64% 281 Pts
MC Int 512
MC Float 436
MC Mixed 500
73% 483 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 59.5%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
Gigabyte(1458 2290) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 947 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.11.1
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
60.6% Good
Lighting 168
Reflection 144
Parallax 257
62% 190 fps
MRender 117
Gravity 149
Splatting 163
60% 143 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 69%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$37
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z220 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
65% Good
Read 484
Write 206
Mixed 274
70% 321 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 87.5
4K Mixed 4.05
88% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 200
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 25
69% 146 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 65%
Great: 78%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$30
208GB free
Firmware: 15.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
56.6% Above average
Read 102
Write 94.9
Mixed 105
76% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.46
113% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 56.6%
Great: 69%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
129GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
94.3% Outstanding
Read 224
Write 105
Mixed 122
112% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.99
4K Write 2.38
4K Mixed 0.24
112% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 94.3%
Great: 107%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
71GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
69.2% Good
Read 122
Write 119
Mixed 116
90% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1.26
4K Write 2.71
4K Mixed 0.25
130% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/8G CT51264BA1339.M16F Corsair CM3X1G1333C9 9GB
800, 667, 667 MHz
4096, 4096, 1024 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
29.3% Poor
MC Read 9.7
MC Write 9.4
MC Mixed 8.7
26% 9.27 GB/s
SC Read 9.4
SC Write 8.2
SC Mixed 9.3
26% 8.97 GB/s
Latency 72.2
55% 72.2 ns
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L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical 970 GAMING (MS-7693) Builds (Compare 15,224 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
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Desktop
Desktop 55%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $533
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