MSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 135%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics66.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive256% 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161018
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 10:33
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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-$217
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 542
QC Float 582
QC Mixed 556
127% 560 Pts
MC Int 539
MC Float 579
MC Mixed 560
84% 559 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 106%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
66.3% Good
Lighting 198
Reflection 160
Parallax 256
68% 205 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 164
Splatting 178
65% 156 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 66.3%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$118
34GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
256% Outstanding
Read 2,536
Write 1,101
Mixed 1,260
358% 1,632 MB/s
4K Read 59.8
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 46.5
224% 81.8 MB/s
DQ Read 591
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 197
220% 379 MB/s
Poor: 164%
This bench: 256%
Great: 265%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
82.2% Excellent
Read 116
Write 170
Mixed 130
104% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.88
228% 2.32 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$180
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
112% Outstanding
MC Read 38.9
MC Write 44.7
MC Mixed 35.7
114% 39.8 GB/s
SC Read 23
SC Write 45.6
SC Mixed 32.3
96% 33.6 GB/s
Latency 50.2
80% 50.2 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 112%
Great: 108%
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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 255 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $782
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HDDRAMUSB
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