MSI Z68A-G43 (G3) (MS-7750)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 66.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics40.5% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 3 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-7750
MotherboardMSI Z68A-G43 (G3) (MS-7750)  (all builds)
Memory9.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20110825
Uptime3 Days
Run DateNov 04 '17 at 11:25
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 i5-2500K-$246
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
66.9% Good
SC Int 89.8
SC Float 91.6
SC Mixed 90.7
73% 90.7 Pts
QC Int 354
QC Float 351
QC Mixed 349
80% 351 Pts
MC Int 354
MC Float 355
MC Mixed 354
53% 354 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$228
CLim: 985 MHz, MLim: 1450 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.10.3
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
40.5% Average
Lighting 111
Reflection 113
Parallax 116
35% 113 fps
MRender 106
Gravity 121
Splatting 84.5
45% 104 fps
Poor: 41%
This bench: 40.5%
Great: 47%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
76.5% Very good
Read 130
Write 136
Mixed 89.6
88% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.27
104% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 84%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
561GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
77.1% Very good
Read 129
Write 139
Mixed 73.5
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.2
96% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 77.1%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown R538G1601U2S R538G1601U2S 16GB
1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
59% Above average
MC Read 20.4
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 18.9
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 17.2
SC Mixed 17.4
48% 16.7 GB/s
Latency 63
64% 63 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z68A-G43 (G3) (MS-7750) Builds (Compare 219 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z68A-G43 (G3) (MS-7750)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $671
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