MSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 61.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics55.9% 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 Drive20.6% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7816
MotherboardMSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160218
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '19 at 23:03
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User HRV-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing as expected (49th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
61.4% Good
1-Core 113
2-Core 217
78% 165 Pts
4-Core 371
8-Core 405
52% 388 Pts
64-Core 428
29% 428 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 61.4%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$480
Asus(1043 855C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1316 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
55.9% Above average
Lighting 201
Reflection 217
Parallax 236
54% 218 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 227
Splatting 175
59% 183 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 55.9%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 120GB-$22
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1D1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 80 76 93 97 93 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
20.6% Poor
Read 165
Write 112
Mixed 106
SusWrite 100
27% 121 MB/s
4K Read 6.5
4K Write 7.3
4K Mixed 8.6
25% 7.47 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 20.6%
Great: 79%
Toshiba P300 1TB-$50
926GB free
Firmware: MS2OA8J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 155 155 179 179 181 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 178
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 168
100% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.5
124% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 108%
Adata DashDrive Elite S102 Pro USB 3.0 32GB-$9
17GB free, PID 312b
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 20 24 25 24 23 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
16.8% Very poor
Read 69.7
Write 26
Mixed 17.7
SusWrite 21.9
38% 33.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.7
48% 1 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 16.8%
Great: 30%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
63.5% Good
MC Read 22
MC Write 23.5
MC Mixed 19.7
62% 21.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 21
57% 19.9 GB/s
Latency 58.8
68% 58.8 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 63.5%
Great: 65%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-G43 (MS-7816) Builds (Compare 1,942 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 70%
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Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $668
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