MSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 71%
Desktop 79%
Workstation 53%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 96.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics71.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive66.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7816
MotherboardMSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 15:59
Run Duration317 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 i7-4790K-$384
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.6 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 133
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 531
QC Float 516
QC Mixed 499
117% 515 Pts
MC Int 531
MC Float 523
MC Mixed 523
79% 526 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
71.9% Very good
Lighting 217
Reflection 161
Parallax 287
75% 222 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 184
Splatting 184
70% 166 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$70
174GB free
Firmware: Z33130RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
66.4% Good
Read 482
Write 181
Mixed 254
67% 306 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 3.26
95% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 158
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 8.16
69% 156 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 82%
SanDisk Cruzer Blade 8GB
3GB free, PID 5567
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
7.09% Terrible
Read 21.9
Write 3.39
Mixed 5.46
10% 10.3 MB/s
4K Read 5.74
4K Write 0.59
4K Mixed 1.13
80% 2.49 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 7.09%
Great: 13%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
63.2% Good
MC Read 21.8
MC Write 22.7
MC Mixed 19.8
61% 21.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 22.8
SC Mixed 20.2
58% 20.2 GB/s
Latency 56.6
71% 56.6 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 64%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z97-G43 (MS-7816) Builds (Compare 988 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 61%
Desktop 73%
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $710
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