MSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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.
Graphics66.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive24.6% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150910
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateMar 14 '19 at 23:56
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th 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 i3-6320-$174
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
50.2% Above average
SC Int 93.1
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 87.4
75% 93.8 Pts
QC Int 218
QC Float 247
QC Mixed 232
53% 232 Pts
MC Int 230
MC Float 230
MC Mixed 231
35% 230 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 50.2%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$163
Asus(1043 85ED) 3GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
66.9% Good
Lighting 199
Reflection 174
Parallax 196
61% 190 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 194
Splatting 155
71% 166 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LE200 SSD 120GB
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFMB1.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 18 41 36 50 34 MB/s
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
24.6% Poor
Read 198
Write 86.3
Mixed 83.3
SusWrite 40.9
22% 102 MB/s
4K Read 13.8
4K Write 19.8
4K Mixed 10.5
45% 14.7 MB/s
DQ Read 14.3
DQ Write 15.3
DQ Mixed 14.3
11% 14.6 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 24.6%
Great: 83%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$43
64GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 132 128 124 125 130 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
85.6% Excellent
Read 170
Write 150
Mixed 106
SusWrite 128
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
229% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$110
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
93.7% Outstanding
MC Read 33.6
MC Write 37.7
MC Mixed 29.8
96% 33.7 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 33.4
SC Mixed 26.7
73% 25.7 GB/s
Latency 54.2
74% 54.2 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 93.7%
Great: 109%
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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).

Typical Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970) Builds (Compare 496 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $778
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