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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics51.5% 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 Drive136% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 4 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7681
MotherboardMSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) (MS-7681)  (all builds)
Memory27 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20130111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 29 '19 at 16:57
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-2700K-$296
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.7 GHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
80.5% Excellent
1-Core 124
2-Core 237
86% 181 Pts
4-Core 434
8-Core 631
69% 533 Pts
64-Core 635
43% 635 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
CLim: 1010 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.10.2
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
51.5% Above average
Lighting 212
Reflection 158
Parallax 281
56% 217 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 190
Splatting 176
52% 165 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 54%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$87
372GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 420 489 490 498 498 498 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
136% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 489
Mixed 416
SusWrite 482
107% 473 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 65.4
224% 81.4 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 368
277% 369 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 136%
Great: 135%
Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 1TB-$90
142GB free
Firmware: ST6O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 63 63 67 68 66 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
43.1% Average
Read 84.5
Write 80.8
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 65.4
49% 67.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 43.1%
Great: 62%
Samsung HD502HI 500GB-$154
580GB free
Firmware: 1AG0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 191 191 191 191 191 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 202
Write 207
Mixed 69
SusWrite 191
122% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 1.1
235% 2.1 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 113%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
58.4% Above average
MC Read 19.9
MC Write 20.3
MC Mixed 18.5
56% 19.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 21.3
SC Mixed 20.2
55% 19.4 GB/s
Latency 58.8
68% 58.8 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 58.4%
Great: 64%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z68A-GD65 (G3) (MS-7681) Builds (Compare 553 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

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