MSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 65.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics45.5% 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 Drive68.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory6.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161215
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 15:43
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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 i3-6100-$109
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
65.8% Good
SC Int 110
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 282
QC Float 323
QC Mixed 305
69% 303 Pts
MC Int 282
MC Float 323
MC Mixed 308
46% 304 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 65.8%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$190
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
45.5% Average
Lighting 139
Reflection 133
Parallax 177
47% 150 fps
MRender 106
Gravity 123
Splatting 77.6
44% 102 fps
Poor: 40%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 48%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$61
70GB free
Firmware: Z22000RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
68.7% Good
Read 458
Write 205
Mixed 287
70% 317 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 3.73
105% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 27.5
71% 150 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 68.7%
Great: 75%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
293GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
83.7% Excellent
Read 148
Write 143
Mixed 140
108% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.23
4K Write 2.54
4K Mixed 0.27
128% 1.34 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 83.7%
Great: 105%
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB-$21
33GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
37.3% Below average
Read 141
Write 50
Mixed 60.5
90% 83.8 MB/s
4K Read 5.11
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.71
95% 2.45 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 37.3%
Great: 39%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x4GB-$76
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
74% Very good
MC Read 27
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 22.4
74% 25.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 27.4
SC Mixed 23.7
65% 22.7 GB/s
Latency 60.5
66% 60.5 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 74%
Great: 81%
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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 254 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: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $775
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