MSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 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 a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics59.8% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). 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)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit väriä
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160921
Uptime11.3 Days
Run DateMar 27 '19 at 22:02
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing below expectations (29th 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-$231
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
78.2% Very good
SC Int 110
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 112
92% 114 Pts
QC Int 375
QC Float 439
QC Mixed 403
92% 406 Pts
MC Int 388
MC Float 478
MC Mixed 356
61% 408 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 78.2%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 419.17
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
59.8% Above average
Lighting 173
Reflection 172
Parallax 187
55% 178 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 173
Splatting 122
63% 147 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 59.8%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$42
797GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 76 105 125 136 143 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
81.1% Excellent
Read 171
Write 166
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 112
91% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
96% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 81.1%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB-$80
607GB free
Firmware: HP16
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 101 101 101 104 102 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
55.6% Above average
Read 92.7
Write 85
Mixed 54.8
SusWrite 101
61% 83.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 55.6%
Great: 77%
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 way below expectations (8th percentile)
72.5% Very good
MC Read 24.1
MC Write 31.2
MC Mixed 22.2
74% 25.8 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 22.5
SC Mixed 23.4
55% 19.2 GB/s
Latency 58.1
69% 58.1 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 104%
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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 513 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $741
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