MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) (MS-7681)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (15th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 85 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 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 49.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Boot Drive36.9% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7681
MotherboardMSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) (MS-7681)  (all builds)
Memory2.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130705
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMay 04 '19 at 07:29
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-2600K-$450
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
49.2% Average
1-Core 91.4
2-Core 162
61% 127 Pts
4-Core 272
8-Core 389
43% 331 Pts
64-Core 446
30% 446 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 49.2%
Great: 76%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 240GB-$49
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P180509a
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 54 60 60 60 59 MB/s
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
36.9% Below average
Read 239
Write 82.8
Mixed 136
SusWrite 62
29% 130 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 29.8
4K Mixed 18.5
73% 23.5 MB/s
DQ Read 20.8
DQ Write 37.3
DQ Mixed 23.1
19% 27.1 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 36.9%
Great: 104%
Asmt ASMT105 128GB
9GB free
Firmware: 0
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Read 281
Write 162
Mixed 184
46% 209 MB/s
4K Read 14.9
4K Write 22.5
4K Mixed 10.8
48% 16.1 MB/s
DQ Read 80.7
DQ Write 97.9
DQ Mixed 29.8
39% 69.5 MB/s
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$80
497GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 99 94 99 94 100 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
63.5% Good
Read 126
Write 100
Mixed 59.8
SusWrite 95.9
70% 95.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 63.5%
Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$59
226GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 102 100 100 102 105 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
64.2% Good
Read 122
Write 82
Mixed 68
SusWrite 102
69% 93.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F3 DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
57% Above average
MC Read 20
MC Write 20.7
MC Mixed 17.8
56% 19.5 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 16.7
SC Mixed 16.3
47% 16.3 GB/s
Latency 57.2
70% 57.2 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 57%
Great: 64%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z68A-GD65 (G3) (MS-7681) Builds (Compare 483 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) (MS-7681)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $951
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