MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 22%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 18.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics33.1% 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.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 7 years and 10 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 (12%). 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)
Memory21.3 GB free of 24 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20141216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 15 '17 at 04:37
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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-6300-$78
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
18.7% Very poor
SC Int 27
SC Float 24.2
SC Mixed 26.3
21% 25.8 Pts
QC Int 96.5
QC Float 81.7
QC Mixed 92
20% 90.1 Pts
MC Int 133
MC Float 114
MC Mixed 132
19% 126 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 18.7%
Great: 58%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
MaxC: 1070 MHz, MaxM: 1400 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.4.4
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
33.1% Below average
Lighting 75.1
Reflection 89.6
Parallax 146
32% 104 fps
MRender 63.5
Gravity 95
Splatting 89.9
35% 82.8 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 33.1%
Great: 42%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB-$162
617GB free
Firmware: CC32 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
55.1% Above average
Read 99.6
Write 92.8
Mixed 78.9
68% 90.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.83
4K Mixed 0.48
86% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 74%
Maxtor STM3250310AS 250GB
232GB free
Firmware: 3.AA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
52.2% Above average
Read 83.2
Write 98.6
Mixed 93.4
69% 91.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.29
4K Mixed 0.39
96% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 54%
Maxtor STM3250310AS 250GB
223GB free
Firmware: 3.AA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
54.3% Above average
Read 98.6
Write 90.8
Mixed 93.4
71% 94.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.11
4K Mixed 0.37
92% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 54%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5471-020.A00LF KHX1600C9D3/8GX 99U5471-020.A00LF KHX1600C9D3/8GX 24GB
667, 800, 667, 800 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
30.2% Below average
MC Read 12.5
MC Write 8.5
MC Mixed 11.4
31% 10.8 GB/s
SC Read 5.9
SC Write 5
SC Mixed 7.5
18% 6.13 GB/s
Latency 101
39% 101 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 30.2%
Great: 51%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
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Desktop
Desktop 54%
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Workstation
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $649
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