MSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics46.5% 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 Drive73.2% 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 (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7816
MotherboardMSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)  (all builds)
Memory5.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150818
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 14:01
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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 i5-4690K-$235
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
77% Very good
SC Int 102
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 398
QC Float 397
QC Mixed 403
90% 399 Pts
MC Int 406
MC Float 408
MC Mixed 407
61% 407 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 77%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$228
CLim: 1010 MHz, MLim: 1450 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.11.4
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
46.5% Average
Lighting 140
Reflection 134
Parallax 179
48% 151 fps
MRender 108
Gravity 123
Splatting 85.9
46% 106 fps
Poor: 41%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 48%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB-$100
21GB free
Firmware: X31200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
73.2% Very good
Read 466
Write 198
Mixed 137
58% 267 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 68.5
4K Mixed 18.2
111% 40.2 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 173
DQ Mixed 42.3
82% 168 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 80%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$84
180GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
51.3% Above average
Read 89.8
Write 89.2
Mixed 82.5
66% 87.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.18
63% 0.69 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 51.3%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x4GB-$68
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
65.7% Good
MC Read 24.3
MC Write 24.2
MC Mixed 20.4
66% 23 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 18.7
SC Mixed 18.9
51% 17.8 GB/s
Latency 55.4
72% 55.4 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 67%
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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 728 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $572
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