MSI Z68MA-ED55 (MS-7676)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 55.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics50.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive36% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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 10 years and 5 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7676
MotherboardMSI Z68MA-ED55 (MS-7676)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20110504
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 28 '19 at 00:51
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-2500-$127
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
55.3% Above average
1-Core 88.2
2-Core 162
60% 125 Pts
4-Core 302
8-Core 265
40% 284 Pts
64-Core 351
24% 351 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 55.3%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
MSI(1462 3171) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 440.97
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
50.7% Above average
Lighting 190
Reflection 174
Parallax 194
50% 186 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 179
Splatting 122
51% 152 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 50.7%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Agility 3 240GB-$199
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 99 93 114 96 109 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
36% Below average
Read 62.8
Write 123
Mixed 102
SusWrite 102
22% 97.4 MB/s
4K Read 17.2
4K Write 46.1
4K Mixed 23.5
81% 28.9 MB/s
DQ Read 21.4
DQ Write 77
DQ Mixed 31
29% 43.1 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 36%
Great: 67%
Hitachi HTS543232L9A300 320GB-$45
282GB free
Firmware: FB4OC40F
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 42 43 41 40 42 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
14.6% Very poor
Read 9
Write 47.2
Mixed 10.5
SusWrite 41.7
20% 27.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
88% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 14.6%
Great: 34%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1600LL Series 1600LL Series 1600LL Series 1600LL Series 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
60% Above average
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 22.6
MC Mixed 20.6
62% 21.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.3
SC Write 14.6
SC Mixed 11.9
38% 13.3 GB/s
Latency 58.2
69% 58.2 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 60%
Great: 60%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z68MA-ED55 (MS-7676) Builds (Compare 166 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z68MA-ED55 (MS-7676)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Average Total price: $750
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