MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 performed better. The overall percentile is the average of the percentiles for each component in the PC.
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 42.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics41.7% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 980 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 7 years and 7 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.
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory6 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150512
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 22 '16 at 14:46
Run Duration85 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 Phenom II X6 1055T-$175
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
42.7% Average
SC Int 68
SC Float 41.1
SC Mixed 51.7
43% 53.6 Pts
QC Int 278
QC Float 165
QC Mixed 207
49% 217 Pts
MC Int 410
MC Float 247
MC Mixed 308
49% 322 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 42.7%
Great: 53%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 265-$150
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 13.251.0.0
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
41.7% Average
Lighting 85.7
Reflection 80
Parallax 115
30% 93.5 fps
MRender 63.3
Gravity 79.6
Splatting 91.3
53% 78.1 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 41.7%
Great: 42%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST3750528AS 750GB-$60
201GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
46.2% Average
Read 78.6
Write 82.1
Mixed 87.9
63% 82.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 1.24
4K Mixed 0.51
114% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5471-001.A00LF 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
33.4% Below average
MC Read 15
MC Write 6.8
MC Mixed 12.9
33% 11.6 GB/s
SC Read 6.8
SC Write 5.6
SC Mixed 7.8
19% 6.73 GB/s
Latency 72
56% 72 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 33.4%
Great: 52%
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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 6,866 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $639
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