MSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 54.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics34.9% 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 Drive48.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory20GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 20GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7974
MotherboardMSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)  (all builds)
Memory17.6 GB free of 20 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151217
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 15 '18 at 02:03
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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-6350 Six-Core-$199
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
54.6% Above average
SC Int 78.3
SC Float 71.4
SC Mixed 75.3
60% 75 Pts
QC Int 286
QC Float 247
QC Mixed 276
61% 270 Pts
MC Int 384
MC Float 326
MC Mixed 352
53% 354 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 54.6%
Great: 56%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$117
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
34.9% Below average
Lighting 108
Reflection 67.5
Parallax 104
33% 93.2 fps
MRender 79.2
Gravity 99.3
Splatting 75.8
36% 84.8 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 34.9%
Great: 37%
Nvidia GTX 750 Ti-$110
CLim: 1450 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
24.8% Poor
Lighting 74
Reflection 50.2
Parallax 72.9
23% 65.7 fps
MRender 58.2
Gravity 77.8
Splatting 44.5
26% 60.2 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 24.8%
Great: 25%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk PLUS 240GB
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UF4500RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 269 22 14 114 98 107 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
48.3% Average
Read 431
Write 341
Mixed 304
SusWrite 104
66% 295 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 29.7
4K Mixed 17.3
68% 22.3 MB/s
DQ Read 110
DQ Write 68.6
DQ Mixed 32.3
39% 70.2 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 48.3%
Great: 54%
WD WD1500AHFD-00RAR5 150GB
43GB free
Firmware: 20.07P20
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 59 59 60 58 62 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
38.5% Below average
Read 73.8
Write 74.5
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 59.8
46% 62.7 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1.1
195% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 38.5%
Great: 47%
WD Red 3TB (2012)-$90
345GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 83 86 86 86 87 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
49% Average
Read 84.7
Write 88
Mixed 73.3
SusWrite 85.7
61% 82.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 49%
Great: 86%
WD Green 1.5TB (2009)-$90
319GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 80 83 82 84 84 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
45.8% Average
Read 76.7
Write 73.8
Mixed 52
SusWrite 82.7
52% 71.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 45.8%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 20GB
800, 800, 800 MHz
8192, 4096, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
46.1% Average
MC Read 19.3
MC Write 14.2
MC Mixed 15.5
47% 16.3 GB/s
SC Read 10
SC Write 9.3
SC Mixed 12.2
30% 10.5 GB/s
Latency 70.3
57% 70.3 ns
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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 1,732 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
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: $290
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