MSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
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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 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 48.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics26.8% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (82%). 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)
Memory2.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150818
Uptime30.4 Days
Run DateJun 17 '19 at 19:55
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 82%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 i5-4460-$190
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
48.5% Average
SC Int 67.1
SC Float 76.9
SC Mixed 78.8
59% 74.3 Pts
QC Int 206
QC Float 197
QC Mixed 223
47% 209 Pts
MC Int 248
MC Float 252
MC Mixed 329
41% 276 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 48.5%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 6970
Sapphire(174B E182) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1151.1008
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
26.8% Poor
Lighting 85
Reflection 63.2
Parallax 86.8
26% 78.3 fps
MRender 45.6
Gravity 76.9
Splatting 68.2
27% 63.6 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 26.8%
Great: 28%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force 3 60GB
3GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.2
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 148
Write 61.5
Mixed 83.7
21% 97.6 MB/s
4K Read 19.5
4K Write 60.3
4K Mixed 17.1
83% 32.3 MB/s
DQ Read 91.2
DQ Write 60.8
DQ Mixed 78.4
58% 76.8 MB/s
Poor: 31% Great: 52%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$70
528GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 112 111 113 113 112 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
64.3% Good
Read 112
Write 110
Mixed 83.3
SusWrite 112
77% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
210% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 64.3%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DHX DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1067 MHz
Performing below potential (38th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
41% Average
MC Read 14.1
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 13
40% 13.9 GB/s
SC Read 10.6
SC Write 13.4
SC Mixed 12.1
34% 12 GB/s
Latency 75.6
53% 75.6 ns
Poor: 25%
This bench: 41%
Great: 63%
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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 Z97-G43 (MS-7816) Builds (Compare 1,829 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $758
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