MSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 97%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive111% 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.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20150910
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 21 '16 at 13:14
Run Duration61 Seconds
Run User HUN-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd 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 i5-6600K-$216
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
97% Outstanding
SC Int 124
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 498
QC Float 532
QC Mixed 511
116% 514 Pts
MC Int 497
MC Float 534
MC Mixed 515
77% 516 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 97%
Great: 108%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$97
214GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 419
Mixed 424
101% 454 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 95.5
4K Mixed 43.3
176% 61.5 MB/s
DQ Read 230
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 26.5
84% 180 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 111%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x4GB-$85
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
91.9% Outstanding
MC Read 33.6
MC Write 36.4
MC Mixed 27.1
92% 32.4 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 36.4
SC Mixed 27.6
81% 28.3 GB/s
Latency 54.4
74% 54.4 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 91.9%
Great: 97%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970) Builds (Compare 412 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 78%
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Workstation
Workstation 48%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $723
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