MSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 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 40.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics8.13% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Very high background CPU (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160108
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 03 '17 at 11:47
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th 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-8320-$104
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
40.9% Average
SC Int 59.2
SC Float 60.2
SC Mixed 57.6
47% 59 Pts
QC Int 198
QC Float 190
QC Mixed 194
44% 194 Pts
MC Int 347
MC Float 351
MC Mixed 361
53% 353 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 40.9%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon HD 6670
XFX(1682 318B) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1062.1004
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
8.13% Terrible
Lighting 27.8
Reflection 23.5
Parallax 23.1
8% 24.8 fps
MRender 18.8
Gravity 19.4
Splatting 20.6
8% 19.6 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 8.13%
Great: 8%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST3320311CS 320GB
254GB free
Firmware: SC13 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
38.7% Below average
Read 81.4
Write 53.4
Mixed 70.4
52% 68.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.14
4K Mixed 0.31
72% 0.62 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 38.7%
Great: 50%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$57
354GB free
Firmware: CC49 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
66.7% Good
Read 115
Write 118
Mixed 89
80% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.46
4K Mixed 0.19
73% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 66.7%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Savage DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
29.4% Poor
MC Read 10.8
MC Write 10.2
MC Mixed 8.9
28% 9.97 GB/s
SC Read 7.4
SC Write 6.4
SC Mixed 7.2
20% 7 GB/s
Latency 84
48% 84 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 29.4%
Great: 61%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 970A-G46 (MS-7693) Builds (Compare 3,330 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693) - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $606
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