MSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 95.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics72.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive139% 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
12 months ago, 12 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory5.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161018
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 25 '16 at 15:43
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
95.8% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 129
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 478
QC Float 462
QC Mixed 480
107% 473 Pts
MC Int 658
MC Float 747
MC Mixed 705
105% 703 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 95.8%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$240
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 375.63
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
72.7% Very good
Lighting 232
Reflection 206
Parallax 214
70% 217 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 213
Splatting 166
75% 175 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 79%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$490
258GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
139% Outstanding
Read 773
Write 636
Mixed 695
156% 702 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 32.6
176% 66.4 MB/s
DQ Read 486
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 45.4
130% 282 MB/s
Poor: 154%
This bench: 139%
Great: 273%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3600 C17 2x4GB-$116
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
115% Outstanding
MC Read 43.8
MC Write 45.4
MC Mixed 32.3
116% 40.5 GB/s
SC Read 23.7
SC Write 48
SC Mixed 34.2
101% 35.3 GB/s
Latency 45.1
89% 45.1 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 115%
Great: 118%
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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 284 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $820
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