MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding RAM
Gaming 0%
Desktop 0%
Workstation 0%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 50.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics17.1% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive67.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory6 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140529
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 01 '15 at 11:48
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8320-$163
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
50.4% Above average
1-Core 69.4
2-Core 145
50% 107 Pts
4-Core 285
8-Core 513
50% 399 Pts
64-Core 517
35% 517 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 52%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750-Ti-$110
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver.
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
17.1% Very poor
Lighting 67.3
Reflection 44.7
Parallax 71
18% 61 fps
MRender 53.2
Gravity 61.1
Splatting 39.4
16% 51.2 fps
Poor: 16%
This bench: 17.1%
Great: 19%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
67.4% Good
Read 472
Write 320
Mixed 315
82% 369 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 38.7
4K Mixed 15.4
91% 29.2 MB/s
DQ Read 36.2
DQ Write 75.5
DQ Mixed 15.4
23% 42.4 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 67.4%
Great: 109%
WD WD1002FBYS-02A6B0 1TB
572GB free
Firmware: 03.00C06 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
58.3% Above average
Read 112
Write 92.1
Mixed 95.8
75% 99.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.12
4K Write 0.58
4K Mixed 0.18
35% 0.29 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 58.3%
Great: 63%
Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 16GB-$15
15GB free, PID 168e
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
39.8% Below average
Read 195
Write 38.8
Mixed 35.4
83% 89.8 MB/s
4K Read 8.57
4K Write 0.32
4K Mixed 0.03
44% 2.97 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 39.8%
Great: 40%
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Gaming 46%
Desktop 51%
Workstation 41%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $387
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