MSI Z97M-G43(MS-7924)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 73%
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 64%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (93rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 7 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics72% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive75.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Run History
10 days ago, 10 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7924
MotherboardMSI Z97M-G43(MS-7924)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20160215
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 05:55
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing way above expectations (93rd 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 i7-4790K-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 5.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 490
QC Float 440
QC Mixed 513
109% 481 Pts
MC Int 694
MC Float 743
MC Mixed 731
108% 722 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 103%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$207
CLim: 1622 MHz, MLim: 1858 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 411.70
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
72% Very good
Lighting 218
Reflection 206
Parallax 226
68% 217 fps
MRender 164
Gravity 210
Splatting 144
75% 173 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 72%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 147 127 140 154 160 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
75.7% Very good
Read 352
Write 218
Mixed 225
SusWrite 146
52% 235 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 34.4
146% 58.9 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 128
114% 169 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 82%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
1TB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 306 313 308 301 311 312 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 46% Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
70.6% Very good
MC Read 25
MC Write 25.5
MC Mixed 21.3
68% 23.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.8
SC Write 25.8
SC Mixed 24
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 53.5
75% 53.5 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 73%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97M-G43(MS-7924) Builds (Compare 419 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 62%
Desktop 74%
Workstation 48%

Motherboard: MSI Z97M-G43(MS-7924) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $672
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