MSI Z87-G43 GAMING (MS-7816)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 55.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics3.51% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7816
MotherboardMSI Z87-G43 GAMING (MS-7816)  (all builds)
Memory2.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150518
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateSep 12 '19 at 16:52
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4670K-$395
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
55.4% Above average
1-Core 95.1
2-Core 190
67% 142 Pts
4-Core 354
8-Core 322
47% 338 Pts
64-Core 292
20% 292 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
MSI(1462 7816) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4624
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
3.51% Terrible
Lighting 11.9
Reflection 17.1
Parallax 19.3
3% 16.1 fps
MRender 14.4
Gravity 7.6
Splatting 17.7
4% 13.2 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.51%
Great: 4%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$54
392GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 32 63 63 70 65 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
25.6% Poor
Read 34.5
Write 41.5
Mixed 11.3
SusWrite 54.4
26% 35.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.4
87% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 25.6%
Great: 112%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$37
233GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 101 101 111 110 109 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
60.6% Good
Read 105
Write 93.5
Mixed 21.7
SusWrite 106
59% 81.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 108%
USB DISK 2.0 32GB
4GB free, PID 0021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.4 12 16 19 19 12 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
9.98% Terrible
Read 24.7
Write 13.7
Mixed 9.2
SusWrite 14.4
19% 15.5 MB/s
4K Read 6
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.8
70% 2.47 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 9.98%
Great: 10%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905402-663.A00LF 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
38.7% Below average
MC Read 14.2
MC Write 15.3
MC Mixed 13.7
41% 14.4 GB/s
SC Read 5.7
SC Write 8.7
SC Mixed 9.1
22% 7.83 GB/s
Latency 118
34% 118 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 38.7%
Great: 51%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z87-G43 GAMING (MS-7816) Builds (Compare 1,676 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 66%
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Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G43 GAMING (MS-7816) - $217

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $1,149
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