MSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 58.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics31.5% 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 Drive68.8% 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.
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7974
MotherboardMSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)  (all builds)
Memory6 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160704
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 19:23
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD FX-8320E-$82
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
58.5% Above average
SC Int 81.9
SC Float 72.8
SC Mixed 77
62% 77.2 Pts
QC Int 292
QC Float 260
QC Mixed 286
63% 279 Pts
MC Int 534
MC Float 456
MC Mixed 528
76% 506 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 58.5%
Great: 58%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon RX 560-B
XFX(1682 956D) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1196 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
31.5% Below average
Lighting 87.8
Reflection 80.9
Parallax 132
32% 100 fps
MRender 61.4
Gravity 85.4
Splatting 72.9
31% 73.2 fps
Poor: 22%
This bench: 31.5%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 120GB-$50
58GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
68.8% Good
Read 517
Write 328
Mixed 338
87% 394 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 38.4
4K Mixed 10
72% 24.8 MB/s
DQ Read 197
DQ Write 133
DQ Mixed 45.8
66% 125 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 92%
PNY CS2211 240GB-$174
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS221016 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
68.8% Good
Read 525
Write 232
Mixed 452
89% 403 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 55.7
4K Mixed 13.6
86% 31.7 MB/s
DQ Read 212
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 61.1
83% 152 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Adata DDR3 2133 2OZ 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 800 MHz clocked @ 1066 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
49.8% Average
MC Read 21.8
MC Write 15.3
MC Mixed 15.4
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 12.1
SC Write 9.1
SC Mixed 13.4
33% 11.5 GB/s
Latency 61.2
65% 61.2 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 50%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974) Builds (Compare 2,004 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $296
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