MSI Z87-G43 (MS-7816)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 57.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics43.2% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Very high background CPU (39%). 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)
Memory3.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130606
Uptime4.2 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 13:18
Run Duration98 Seconds
Run User THA-User
Background CPU 39%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd 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 i5-4440-$228
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
57.4% Above average
SC Int 92
SC Float 92.2
SC Mixed 89.6
73% 91.3 Pts
QC Int 284
QC Float 206
QC Mixed 278
58% 256 Pts
MC Int 321
MC Float 306
MC Mixed 309
47% 312 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
Nvidia(10DE 1138) 2GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
43.2% Average
Lighting 150
Reflection 117
Parallax 128
44% 132 fps
MRender 83.6
Gravity 126
Splatting 85.7
43% 98.4 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
568GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
65.9% Good
Read 116
Write 113
Mixed 105
84% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 2.71
4K Mixed 0.26
107% 1.21 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C10 1x8GB-$61
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
24.6% Poor
MC Read 8.2
MC Write 7.8
MC Mixed 7.3
22% 7.77 GB/s
SC Read 6.8
SC Write 7.1
SC Mixed 6.4
19% 6.77 GB/s
Latency 77.7
52% 77.7 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 24.6%
Great: 34%
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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 1,116 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $927
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