MSI Z87-G43 (MS-7816)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 79.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics38.4% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive70.5% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7816
MotherboardMSI Z87-G43 (MS-7816)  (all builds)
Memory4.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131127
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 19:09
Run Duration97 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 i7-4770K-$450
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
79.4% Very good
SC Int 115
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 112
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 386
QC Mixed 388
90% 395 Pts
MC Int 550
MC Float 588
MC Mixed 602
87% 580 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
MSI(1462 2847) 2GB
CLim: 1241 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
38.4% Below average
Lighting 101
Reflection 80
Parallax 123
34% 101 fps
MRender 87.6
Gravity 122
Splatting 78.7
42% 96.3 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 38.4%
Great: 40%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M500 240GB-$150
11GB free
Firmware: MU05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
70.5% Very good
Read 499
Write 129
Mixed 152
56% 260 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 28
132% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 23
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 14.9
27% 49.4 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB-$60
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
62.2% Good
MC Read 21.8
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 19.1
60% 21.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 21.1
SC Mixed 20
55% 19.4 GB/s
Latency 55.4
72% 55.4 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 62.2%
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 Z87-G43 (MS-7816) Builds (Compare 1,383 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G43 (MS-7816) - $217

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $890
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