MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 57.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics31.2% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). 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)
Memory6.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150512
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateNov 07 '17 at 21:30
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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-$87
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
57.4% Above average
SC Int 81.1
SC Float 71.2
SC Mixed 78
61% 76.8 Pts
QC Int 288
QC Float 248
QC Mixed 278
62% 271 Pts
MC Int 505
MC Float 441
MC Mixed 502
73% 483 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 370-$153
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
31.2% Below average
Lighting 92.9
Reflection 85.7
Parallax 116
31% 98.3 fps
MRender 62
Gravity 73.9
Splatting 89.5
31% 75.1 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 31.2%
Great: 32%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016)-$97
525GB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
62.1% Good
Read 106
Write 110
Mixed 107
81% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.28
94% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 106%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
312GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
81.5% Excellent
Read 143
Write 141
Mixed 124
102% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.21
86% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 117%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
44.9% Average
MC Read 19
MC Write 14.1
MC Mixed 14.2
45% 15.8 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 12.1
30% 10.4 GB/s
Latency 67
60% 67 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 44.9%
Great: 62%
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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 17,547 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $484
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