MSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 58.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics21.5% 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 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.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121031
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateFeb 16 '20 at 01:39
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-8300-$168
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
58.1% Above average
Memory 84.3
1-Core 43.5
2-Core 103
50% 76.8 Pts
4-Core 175
8-Core 312
30% 243 Pts
64-Core 296
20% 296 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 70%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 460-$90
CLim: 1220 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.20
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
21.5% Poor
Lighting 26.6
Reflection 30.9
Parallax 31
22% 29.5 fps
MRender 30.3
Gravity 25.9
Splatting 34.3
22% 30.2 fps
Poor: 17%
This bench: 21.5%
Great: 23%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Vector 180 480GB-$140
128GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 335 296 361 313 371 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
62.4% Good
Read 324
Write 364
Mixed 206
SusWrite 334
69% 307 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 46.6
4K Mixed 23.4
88% 30.6 MB/s
DQ Read 27.1
DQ Write 63.7
DQ Mixed 27.5
26% 39.4 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 62.4%
Great: 111%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$81
772GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 83 105 106 111 113 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
64.2% Good
Read 125
Write 114
Mixed 101
SusWrite 98
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
200% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16GB
667, 800, 667, 800 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
43.1% Average
MC Read 17.4
MC Write 14.1
MC Mixed 14.9
44% 15.5 GB/s
SC Read 8.1
SC Write 7.6
SC Mixed 10.6
25% 8.77 GB/s
Latency 73
55% 73 ns
Poor: 25%
This bench: 43.1%
Great: 54%

 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 2,476 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $465
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