MSI Z68A-GD55 (G3) (MS-7681)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 51.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics39.3% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive54.5% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7681
MotherboardMSI Z68A-GD55 (G3) (MS-7681)  (all builds)
Memory4.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 11 '18 at 19:01
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-2500K-$246
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
51.2% Above average
SC Int 91.9
SC Float 92.1
SC Mixed 92.3
74% 92.1 Pts
QC Int 329
QC Float 259
QC Mixed 224
62% 271 Pts
MC Int 311
MC Float 324
MC Mixed 297
46% 310 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 51.2%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
Gigabyte(1458 360B) 2GB
CLim: 1306 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
39.3% Below average
Lighting 104
Reflection 81.9
Parallax 130
35% 105 fps
MRender 90.5
Gravity 121
Splatting 82.6
42% 98.2 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 39.3%
Great: 40%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Trion 150 480GB-$130
150GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFZ12.3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
54.5% Above average
Read 421
Write 293
Mixed 284
74% 333 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 35.6
4K Mixed 8.14
62% 21.8 MB/s
DQ Read 23.7
DQ Write 69.6
DQ Mixed 7.12
17% 33.5 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
52.5% Above average
MC Read 19.8
MC Write 19.3
MC Mixed 16.4
53% 18.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.5
SC Write 10.9
SC Mixed 15.1
38% 13.2 GB/s
Latency 66.6
60% 66.6 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 52.5%
Great: 62%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z68A-GD55 (G3) (MS-7681) Builds (Compare 104 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z68A-GD55 (G3) (MS-7681)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $551
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