MSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 75.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics55.8% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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)
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7816
MotherboardMSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)  (all builds)
Memory0.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150818
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 04 '19 at 19:17
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790-$327
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
75.3% Very good
1-Core 114
2-Core 225
80% 170 Pts
4-Core 410
8-Core 590
65% 500 Pts
64-Core 588
40% 588 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 381.65
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
55.8% Above average
Lighting 220
Reflection 187
Parallax 208
58% 205 fps
MRender 158
Gravity 200
Splatting 133
56% 164 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 55.8%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$60
2GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 438
Write 454
Mixed 384
95% 425 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 59.1
200% 71 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 327
243% 321 MB/s
Poor: 65% Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
30GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 101 102 104 105 106 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
77.2% Very good
Read 168
Write 140
Mixed 87.8
SusWrite 101
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Savage DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
57.5% Above average
MC Read 21.2
MC Write 20.9
MC Mixed 17.1
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 20.7
SC Mixed 17.7
51% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 64.7
62% 64.7 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 57.5%
Great: 62%
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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 2,156 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)

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