MSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
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 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 78.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics48.8% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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)
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.
SystemMSI MS-7816
MotherboardMSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)  (all builds)
Memory8.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140918
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateOct 10 '19 at 20:45
Run Duration174 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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-$280
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
78.3% Very good
1-Core 114
2-Core 230
81% 172 Pts
4-Core 453
8-Core 451
62% 452 Pts
64-Core 449
30% 449 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
48.8% Average
Lighting 188
Reflection 174
Parallax 194
49% 185 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 181
Splatting 131
49% 153 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 48.8%
Great: 54%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 3,406
Write 5,066
Mixed 736
684% 3,069 MB/s
4K Read 338
4K Write 236
4K Mixed 257
967% 277 MB/s
DQ Read 1,063
DQ Write 863
DQ Mixed 1,044
759% 990 MB/s
Poor: 62% Great: 107%
Kingston SA400S37960G 960GB
565GB free
Firmware: SBFK61F1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 430 427 435 454 415 434 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
66.6% Good
Read 274
Write 105
Mixed 102
SusWrite 433
51% 228 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 39.8
4K Mixed 24.4
83% 28.1 MB/s
DQ Read 61.9
DQ Write 92.5
DQ Mixed 133
85% 95.8 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 66.6%
Great: 103%
WD Red 2TB (2012)-$70
558GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 71 73 73 73 74 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
44.4% Average
Read 81
Write 86.2
Mixed 67
SusWrite 73.1
57% 76.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
184% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 44.4%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
61.5% Good
MC Read 21.2
MC Write 22.6
MC Mixed 19.2
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 19.9
55% 19.2 GB/s
Latency 60
67% 60 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 63%
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 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 2,087 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)

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