MSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 76.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics45.8% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive109% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 2 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
5 months ago, 5 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150910
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 03 '17 at 19:47
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 i5-6500-$172
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
76.4% Very good
SC Int 102
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 97.4
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 400
QC Float 399
QC Mixed 408
91% 402 Pts
MC Int 402
MC Float 426
MC Mixed 414
62% 414 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$200
CLim: 980 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 16.9.2
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
45.8% Average
Lighting 139
Reflection 133
Parallax 174
47% 149 fps
MRender 105
Gravity 120
Splatting 89.3
45% 105 fps
Poor: 40%
This bench: 45.8%
Great: 48%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$97
69GB free
Firmware: EMT0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 402
Mixed 416
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 91.4
4K Mixed 47.1
172% 60 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 166
DQ Mixed 104
120% 213 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 109%
Great: 116%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
94GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
95.8% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 158
Mixed 152
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.36
4K Mixed 0.35
116% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 95.8%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$200
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
47.5% Average
MC Read 15.7
MC Write 16.7
MC Mixed 15.2
45% 15.9 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 16.1
SC Mixed 15.4
43% 14.9 GB/s
Latency 64.2
62% 64.2 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 47.5%
Great: 92%
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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%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $722
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