MSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 113%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
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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 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 81.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics95.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Very high background CPU (50%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150910
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 16 '19 at 20:02
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 50%

 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
Intel Core i5-6600K-$235
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
81.5% Excellent
SC Int 111
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 379
QC Float 460
QC Mixed 411
94% 417 Pts
MC Int 397
MC Float 463
MC Mixed 411
63% 424 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$314
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
Lighting 283
Reflection 278
Parallax 293
89% 285 fps
MRender 198
Gravity 281
Splatting 225
100% 235 fps
Poor: 78%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
ST1000DM003-1SB10C 240GB
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02.6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 239 70 54 54 54 54 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - drive id incomplete or inconclusive
Read 485
Write 445
Mixed 394
SusWrite 87.3
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 44.9
161% 60.4 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 246
207% 300 MB/s
Poor: 43% Great: 89%
Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$110
647GB free
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 977 1187 1397 1419 1466 1446 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
249% Outstanding
Read 1,365
Write 1,447
Mixed 1036
SusWrite 1,315
291% 1,291 MB/s
4K Read 53.3
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 73.8
259% 95.3 MB/s
DQ Read 636
DQ Write 895
DQ Mixed 273
344% 601 MB/s
Poor: 159%
This bench: 249%
Great: 269%
Toshiba DT01ACA050 500GB-$23
198GB free
Firmware: MS1OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 164 138 166 167 163 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
76.7% Very good
Read 108
Write 93.2
Mixed 22.2
SusWrite 159
69% 95.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.5
118% 1 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 76.7%
Great: 104%
WD Red 1TB (2012)-$60
158GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 105 104 104 106 104 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
66.6% Good
Read 128
Write 123
Mixed 83.7
SusWrite 104
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
182% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 66.6%
Great: 89%
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB-$23
39GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 46 33 31 33 31 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
38.8% Below average
Read 136
Write 94.8
Mixed 90.8
SusWrite 43
114% 91.1 MB/s
4K Read 3.4
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 2.9
210% 3.07 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 38.8%
Great: 39%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 4x4GB-$110
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (11th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
74.6% Very good
MC Read 24.2
MC Write 29.8
MC Mixed 25.6
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.2
SC Write 28.7
SC Mixed 22.6
62% 21.8 GB/s
Latency 68.1
59% 68.1 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 103%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 89%
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Desktop
Desktop 78%
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Workstation
Workstation 47%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $712
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