MSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 50.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics74.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent 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.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB 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.
Very high background CPU (65%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
11 days ago, 11 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7974
MotherboardMSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)  (all builds)
Memory15.2 GB free of 24 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160704
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 02:30
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 65%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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-8350-$81
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
50.2% Above average
SC Int 71
SC Float 68.7
SC Mixed 62.8
54% 67.5 Pts
QC Int 246
QC Float 246
QC Mixed 251
56% 248 Pts
MC Int 427
MC Float 393
MC Mixed 451
64% 424 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 50.2%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$249
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 416.16
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
74.7% Very good
Lighting 223
Reflection 202
Parallax 235
70% 220 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 221
Splatting 174
78% 182 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 78%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$70
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 145 139 133 152 156 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
Read 174
Write 153
Mixed 68.5
SusWrite 145
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GBH2X04F1AA28-15 8GBH2X04F1AA28-15 1600 CL10 Series 1600 CL10 Series 24GB
800, 800, 800, 800 MHz
8192, 8192, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
33.7% Below average
MC Read 12
MC Write 11
MC Mixed 11.7
33% 11.6 GB/s
SC Read 7.1
SC Write 6.7
SC Mixed 8.5
21% 7.43 GB/s
Latency 72.4
55% 72.4 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 1,682 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: 82% - Excellent Total price: $312
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