MSI Z87-G43 (MS-7816)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics54.3% 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)
Boot Drive51.8% 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.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7816
MotherboardMSI Z87-G43 (MS-7816)  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150509
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 01 '20 at 06:27
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4670K-$210
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
80.6% Excellent
Memory 86.4
1-Core 112
2-Core 222
81% 140 Pts
4-Core 432
8-Core 436
59% 434 Pts
64-Core 437
29% 437 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
EVGA(3842 2972) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1588 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 451.48
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
54.3% Above average
Lighting 207
Reflection 190
Parallax 228
54% 209 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 194
Splatting 142
54% 164 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk PLUS 240GB
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UF5100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 214 123 120 110 120 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
51.8% Above average
Read 412
Write 339
Mixed 310
SusWrite 144
67% 301 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 38.6
4K Mixed 18.5
72% 25.2 MB/s
DQ Read 118
DQ Write 88.1
DQ Mixed 43.5
49% 83.1 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 51.8%
Great: 56%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$59
274GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 89 90 91 89 91 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
54.1% Above average
Read 98.4
Write 97.1
Mixed 65.5
SusWrite 90
65% 87.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 54.1%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
50.5% Above average
MC Read 17.3
MC Write 17.6
MC Mixed 16.2
49% 17 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 18.9
SC Mixed 16.7
47% 16.5 GB/s
Latency 70.9
56% 70.9 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 50.5%
Great: 64%
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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 (MS-7816) Builds (Compare 5,154 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $834
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