MSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 62.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics27.1% 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)
Boot Drive52.8% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
13 months ago, 13 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7974
MotherboardMSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)  (all builds)
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160704
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateOct 12 '19 at 14:25
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-6300-$90
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
62.6% Good
Memory 83.8
1-Core 72.6
2-Core 130
60% 95.6 Pts
4-Core 229
8-Core 304
35% 267 Pts
64-Core 302
20% 302 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 68%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$128
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
27.1% Poor
Lighting 34.3
Reflection 24.8
Parallax 30.8
28% 30 fps
MRender 36.5
Gravity 32.1
Splatting 30.8
21% 33.1 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 27.1%
Great: 29%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS900 240GB-$27
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900211
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 113 41 119 17 111 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
52.8% Above average
Read 356
Write 187
Mixed 179
SusWrite 77.7
44% 200 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 69.8
4K Mixed 13
90% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 145
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 84
90% 147 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 52.8%
Great: 94%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
42.9% Average
MC Read 16.9
MC Write 13.3
MC Mixed 15.2
43% 15.1 GB/s
SC Read 9
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 12.2
28% 9.9 GB/s
Latency 73.8
54% 73.8 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 42.9%
Great: 78%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974) Builds (Compare 711 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $263
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