MSI Z97-G43 GAMING (MS-7816)

Performance Results

Gaming 29%
Desktop 73%
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 71.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics22.8% 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 Drive110% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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 (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
13 days ago, 12 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7816
MotherboardMSI Z97-G43 GAMING (MS-7816)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160218
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '20 at 07:05
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4670-$159
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
71.2% Very good
1-Core 109
2-Core 214
76% 162 Pts
4-Core 394
8-Core 417
55% 405 Pts
64-Core 390
26% 390 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 75%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon RX 560-B
Sapphire(1DA2 E348) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1226 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.1.3
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
22.8% Poor
Lighting 84.3
Reflection 77.7
Parallax 112
22% 91.4 fps
MRender 60.5
Gravity 83.4
Splatting 71.8
23% 71.9 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 22.8%
Great: 24%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 500GB-$64
349GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 422 428 437 432 392 378 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 450
Write 416
Mixed 418
SusWrite 415
96% 425 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 93.4
4K Mixed 46.8
162% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 293
239% 340 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 110%
Great: 124%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$26
466GB free
Firmware: 18.01H18
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 119 120 121 119 121 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
69.2% Good
Read 122
Write 106
Mixed 66
SusWrite 119
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 16JTF51264AZ-1G6M1 16JTF51264AZ-1G6M1 16JTF51264AZ-1G6M1 Samsung M378B5173DB0-CK0 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing below potential (19th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
57.4% Above average
MC Read 20.5
MC Write 21.7
MC Mixed 17.4
57% 19.9 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 19
SC Mixed 17.6
49% 17.1 GB/s
Latency 67
60% 67 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 57.4%
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 GAMING (MS-7816) Builds (Compare 515 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 51%
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 47%

Motherboard: MSI Z97-G43 GAMING (MS-7816)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $845
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