MSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 86.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics62.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive108% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150910
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 08 '18 at 16:49
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 i7-6700K-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
86.2% Excellent
SC Int 123
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 394
QC Float 452
QC Mixed 417
95% 421 Pts
MC Int 606
MC Float 672
MC Mixed 633
95% 637 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$200
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
62.5% Good
Lighting 186
Reflection 178
Parallax 192
58% 185 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 180
Splatting 125
66% 152 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 62.5%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$63
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 406
Mixed 413
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 81.2
4K Mixed 41.8
163% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 109
129% 224 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 108%
Great: 124%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
599GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
95.6% Outstanding
Read 169
Write 164
Mixed 156
122% 163 MB/s
4K Read 1.23
4K Write 2.48
4K Mixed 0.37
138% 1.36 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 95.6%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$116
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
40.3% Average
MC Read 13.6
MC Write 13.8
MC Mixed 11.5
37% 13 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 14.9
SC Mixed 13.8
40% 13.9 GB/s
Latency 67.7
59% 67.7 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 40.3%
Great: 80%
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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 393 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $689
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $310Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $63
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $234Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $98
Intel Core i5-8600K $250Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $830SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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