MSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
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 a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 66.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics20.9% 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 Drive58.3% 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.
Very high background CPU (51%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7693
MotherboardMSI 970A-G46 (MS-7693)  (all builds)
Memory2.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150518
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 01 '21 at 18:17
Run Duration306 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 51%

 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-8350-$130
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
66.3% Good
Memory 89.8
1-Core 72
2-Core 138
63% 100 Pts
4-Core 232
8-Core 486
44% 359 Pts
64-Core 480
32% 480 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 66.3%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 370-$153
CLim: 1030 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 21.5.2
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
20.9% Poor
Lighting 27.8
Reflection 33.6
Parallax 32
22% 31.1 fps
MRender 27.7
Gravity 22.9
Splatting 22.5
19% 24.4 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 20.9%
Great: 23%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$200
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 305 113 107 109 130 125 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
58.3% Above average
Read 295
Write 373
Mixed 281
SusWrite 148
62% 274 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 47.5
4K Mixed 34.4
112% 36.7 MB/s
DQ Read 33.7
DQ Write 71.2
DQ Mixed 43.7
36% 49.5 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 58.3%
Great: 113%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$82
923GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
69% Good
Read 135
Write 104
Mixed 63.6
SusWrite 105
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.1
199% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 69%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5471-035.A00LF 99U5471-020.A00LF 8GB
800, 667 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
28.4% Poor
MC Read 9.2
MC Write 9
MC Mixed 8.1
25% 8.77 GB/s
SC Read 9.4
SC Write 8.1
SC Mixed 9.2
25% 8.9 GB/s
Latency 67.5
59% 67.5 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 28.4%
Great: 46%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 50: 7R 3G 6B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
50% 17% 96 131 57 30 34.1" 2560 1080 GSM7714 LG HDR WFHD
History: Score 26: 2R 3G 7B | Score 27: 3R 3G 3B | Score 38: 4R 4G 6B | Score 50: 7R 3G 6B
Typical 970A-G46 (MS-7693) Builds (Compare 2,917 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $413
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