MSI Z97-G43 GAMING (MS-7816)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics58.3% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive74.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (67%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7816
MotherboardMSI Z97-G43 GAMING (MS-7816)  (all builds)
Memory9.3 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150529
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 31 '18 at 18:13
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 67%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4570-$195
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
73.1% Very good
Memory 83.3
1-Core 86.9
2-Core 193
71% 121 Pts
4-Core 385
8-Core 258
47% 322 Pts
64-Core 352
24% 352 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1617 MHz, MLim: 1952 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
58.3% Above average
Lighting 72.3
Reflection 76.6
Parallax 75
58% 74.6 fps
MRender 83.4
Gravity 69.9
Splatting 61.5
58% 71.6 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 58.3%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$155
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 262 140 134 141 143 152 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
74.9% Very good
Read 436
Write 336
Mixed 295
SusWrite 162
69% 307 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 76.7
4K Mixed 36.2
116% 43.9 MB/s
DQ Read 231
DQ Write 272
DQ Mixed 299
212% 268 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 74.9%
Great: 94%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$79
719GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 142 143 142 143 142 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
81.9% Excellent
Read 144
Write 143
Mixed 90.8
SusWrite 142
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 84%
ADATA HDD CH94 500GB
69GB free, PID a94a
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 41 42 41 42 42 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
19.4% Very poor
Read 37.7
Write 36.3
Mixed 28.4
SusWrite 40.8
49% 35.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
80% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 19.4%
Great: 20%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/8G 9905403-174.A00LF KHX1600C10D3/8G 9905403-174.A00LF 12GB
1600, 1333, 1600, 1333 MHz
4096, 2048, 4096, 2048 MB
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
46.5% Average
MC Read 17.8
MC Write 15.7
MC Mixed 13.2
44% 15.6 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 18.2
SC Mixed 14.9
44% 15.4 GB/s
Latency 74.6
54% 74.6 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 61%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-G43 GAMING (MS-7816) Builds (Compare 216 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97-G43 GAMING (MS-7816)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $716
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HDDRAMUSB
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