MSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
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 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics43.7% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory5.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171206
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateOct 11 '18 at 03:14
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 13%

 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 i5-6600K-$238
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
83.5% Excellent
SC Int 109
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 114
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 397
QC Float 470
QC Mixed 436
98% 434 Pts
MC Int 415
MC Float 486
MC Mixed 430
66% 444 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Gigabyte(1458 36C1) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1581 MHz, MLim: 1827 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 411.63
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
43.7% Average
Lighting 145
Reflection 122
Parallax 135
44% 134 fps
MRender 83.1
Gravity 132
Splatting 87.2
44% 101 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 43.7%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Maxtor STM3250310AS 250GB
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 74 40 78 84 85 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
43.2% Average
Read 83
Write 81.5
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 67.3
51% 69.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 53%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 C16 2x4GB-$35
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
78.2% Very good
MC Read 29.4
MC Write 29.9
MC Mixed 23.4
79% 27.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 28.9
SC Mixed 24.3
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 61
66% 61 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 78.2%
Great: 84%
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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 341 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $782
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