MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) (MS-7681)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics29.8% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive89.4% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
SystemMSI MS-7681
MotherboardMSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) (MS-7681)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130111
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 04:22
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-3570K-$350
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
77.5% Very good
SC Int 103
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 330
QC Float 345
QC Mixed 406
82% 360 Pts
MC Int 404
MC Float 418
MC Mixed 416
62% 413 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 370-$153
CLim: 985 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.2.3
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
29.8% Poor
Lighting 88.1
Reflection 82.2
Parallax 112
30% 94.2 fps
MRender 59.2
Gravity 71
Splatting 85.5
30% 71.9 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 29.8%
Great: 32%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$63
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
89.4% Excellent
Read 508
Write 414
Mixed 422
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 64
4K Mixed 37.9
117% 41.5 MB/s
DQ Read 198
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 66.1
73% 125 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 124%
Intel SSDSC2BW120A 120GB
64GB free
Firmware: 400i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
59.8% Above average
Read 511
Write 182
Mixed 264
70% 319 MB/s
4K Read 18.9
4K Write 38.8
4K Mixed 14.8
68% 24.2 MB/s
DQ Read 230
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 62.7
78% 140 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 59.8%
Great: 73%
Toshiba P300 2TB-$60
803GB free
Firmware: MX4O Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
84.3% Excellent
Read 157
Write 137
Mixed 138
108% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.08
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.24
113% 1.18 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 84.3%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
71.5% Very good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 26.1
MC Mixed 23.9
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 19.9
56% 19.5 GB/s
Latency 58
69% 58 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 72%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z68A-GD65 (G3) (MS-7681) Builds (Compare 324 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
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Desktop
Desktop 69%
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Workstation
Workstation 49%
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Motherboard: MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) (MS-7681)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $779
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