MSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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. 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 60.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics20.5% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
13 months ago, 12 months ago.
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 below expectations (38th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4460-$180
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
60.3% Good
Memory 82.8
1-Core 78.8
2-Core 159
65% 107 Pts
4-Core 223
8-Core 214
30% 218 Pts
64-Core 329
22% 329 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 79%
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 below expectations (35th percentile)
20.5% Poor
Lighting 85
Reflection 63.2
Parallax 86.8
22% 78.3 fps
MRender 45.6
Gravity 76.9
Splatting 68.2
20% 63.6 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 20.5%
Great: 21%
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: 26% Great: 52%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$59
528GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 112 111 113 113 112 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th 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: 37%
This bench: 64.3%
Great: 77%
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 (32nd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
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: 27%
This bench: 41%
Great: 63%

 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 537 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)

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