MSI 970A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7992)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (8th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 92 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 a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 28.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics29.1% 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 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (93%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7992
MotherboardMSI 970A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7992)  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1600 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160826
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 28 '17 at 23:20
Run Duration431 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 93%

 PC Performing way below expectations (8th 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-$125
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
28.4% Poor
SC Int 40.9
SC Float 36.2
SC Mixed 36.9
30% 38 Pts
QC Int 150
QC Float 130
QC Mixed 140
32% 140 Pts
MC Int 254
MC Float 218
MC Mixed 256
36% 242 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 28.4%
Great: 65%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270-$170
PwrHis(1787 2337) 2GB
MaxC: 925 MHz, MaxM: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.3.3
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
29.1% Poor
Lighting 83
Reflection 77.2
Parallax 105
28% 88.4 fps
MRender 56.7
Gravity 66.1
Splatting 80.5
32% 67.8 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 29.1%
Great: 38%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
1TB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
79.9% Very good
Read 146
Write 133
Mixed 134
104% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.32
4K Mixed 0.19
77% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 106%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$37
42GB free
Firmware: CC34
4KALIGNED
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Poor: 41% Great: 69%
WD Blue 640GB (2008)-$49
55GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 37% Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
42.6% Average
MC Read 16.8
MC Write 14
MC Mixed 15.6
44% 15.5 GB/s
SC Read 8.3
SC Write 6.8
SC Mixed 11.5
25% 8.87 GB/s
Latency 84
48% 84 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 42.6%
Great: 84%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 970A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7992) Builds (Compare 434 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: MSI 970A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7992)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $556
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