MSI Z68A-GD65 (MS-7681)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics1.01% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive34.1% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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.
Run History
17 months ago, 17 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7681
MotherboardMSI Z68A-GD65 (MS-7681)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110908
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 25 '20 at 08:16
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User JPN-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-2600-$204
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
77.3% Very good
Memory 92.4
1-Core 99.2
2-Core 175
75% 122 Pts
4-Core 338
8-Core 472
53% 405 Pts
64-Core 472
32% 472 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 77.3%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 560 Ti-$188
MSI(1462 2382) 1GB
CLim: 880 MHz, MLim: 1050 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 388.13
Relative performance (0th percentile)
1.01% Terrible
Lighting 1.17
Reflection 1.38
Parallax 0.41
1% 0.99 fps
MRender 1.71
Gravity 1.27
Splatting 1.83
1% 1.6 fps
Poor: 16%
This bench: 1.01%
Great: 18%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk PLUS 120GB
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UE5100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 21 16 70 65 65 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
34.1% Below average
Read 332
Write 216
Mixed 182
SusWrite 72.9
44% 201 MB/s
4K Read 16.3
4K Write 15.1
4K Mixed 13.6
50% 15 MB/s
DQ Read 20.1
DQ Write 22.6
DQ Mixed 21.3
16% 21.3 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 34.1%
Great: 54%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$100
2TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 113 113 113 113 113 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
63.9% Good
Read 110
Write 109
Mixed 95.2
SusWrite 112
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
143% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 63.9%
Great: 67%
ELECOM MF-TKU2A 16GB
11GB free, PID 6046
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.4 5.5 6.1 6.1 6.1 6 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
6.61% Terrible
Read 27.1
Write 6
Mixed 4.3
SusWrite 5.7
11% 10.8 MB/s
4K Read 6.1
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
23% 2.03 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.61%
Great: 9%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CT51264BD160B.C16F CT51264BD160B.C16F 16GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
50.6% Above average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 17.4
MC Mixed 15.5
48% 16.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 17.7
48% 16.8 GB/s
Latency 63.3
63% 63.3 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 50.6%
Great: 51%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z68A-GD65 (MS-7681) Builds (Compare 86 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: MSI Z68A-GD65 (MS-7681)

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