MSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 98.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics84.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150910
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateJan 12 '18 at 16:40
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 i5-6600K-$222
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
98.2% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 132
106% 133 Pts
QC Int 507
QC Float 526
QC Mixed 514
117% 516 Pts
MC Int 506
MC Float 534
MC Mixed 517
78% 519 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 98.2%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 Fury-X-$781
Asus(1043 04A0) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.11.1
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
84.4% Excellent
Lighting 239
Reflection 145
Parallax 386
90% 257 fps
MRender 119
Gravity 262
Splatting 167
80% 182 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
286GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
86% Excellent
Read 153
Write 147
Mixed 130
108% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 2.25
4K Mixed 0.24
91% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 86%
Great: 106%
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 1TB
193GB free
Firmware: 2AR10002 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
41.8% Average
Read 78.9
Write 66.9
Mixed 55.4
50% 67.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.19
4K Write 1.13
4K Mixed 0.18
49% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 41.8%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$317
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
84.5% Excellent
MC Read 30
MC Write 32.7
MC Mixed 26.9
85% 29.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 31.9
SC Mixed 25.3
73% 25.5 GB/s
Latency 59.2
68% 59.2 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 94%
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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 413 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $833
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