Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop 46%
Workstation 28%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 52.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics38.1% 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 Drive66% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7891
MotherboardMSI A68HM GRENADE (MS-7891)  (all builds)
Memory6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 16 '17 at 18:14
Run Duration298 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 Athlon X4 880K-$84
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
52.5% Above average
SC Int 78
SC Float 72.4
SC Mixed 75.2
60% 75.2 Pts
QC Int 295
QC Float 215
QC Mixed 268
59% 259 Pts
MC Int 304
MC Float 214
MC Mixed 268
40% 262 Pts
Poor: 35%
This bench: 52.5%
Great: 57%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
Asus(1043 8561) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
38.1% Below average
Lighting 123
Reflection 96
Parallax 94.9
35% 105 fps
MRender 81.9
Gravity 117
Splatting 81.9
40% 93.7 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 38.1%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Patriot Blast 120GB
61GB free
Firmware: SAFM12.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
66% Good
Read 497
Write 317
Mixed 332
85% 382 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 34
4K Mixed 10.1
74% 24.2 MB/s
DQ Read 161
DQ Write 88.8
DQ Mixed 44.8
55% 98.1 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 66%
Great: 77%
SanDisk Cruzer 4GB
3GB free, PID 5530
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
4.72% Terrible
Read 15.9
Write 4.23
Mixed 7.03
10% 9.05 MB/s
4K Read 6.22
4K Write 0.008
4K Mixed 0.01
24% 2.08 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 4.72%
Great: 12%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1600 CL9 Series 1600 CL9 Series 8GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
38.5% Below average
MC Read 17
MC Write 8.8
MC Mixed 15.2
39% 13.7 GB/s
SC Read 8.6
SC Write 8
SC Mixed 11.3
27% 9.3 GB/s
Latency 92
44% 92 ns
Poor: 24%
This bench: 38.5%
Great: 57%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical A68HM GRENADE (MS-7891) Builds (Compare 1,273 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation 28%

Motherboard: MSI A68HM GRENADE (MS-7891)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $104
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