MSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 68%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics8.82% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7974
MotherboardMSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)  (all builds)
Memory6.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.9 GHz
DisplayЦвета: 1024 x 768 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160704
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 26 '20 at 16:57
Run Duration167 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
68% Good
Memory 92.3
1-Core 75.8
2-Core 142
65% 103 Pts
4-Core 241
8-Core 326
37% 284 Pts
64-Core 324
22% 324 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 68%
Great: 69%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750-Ti-$110
CLim: 1333 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 457.30
Relative performance (0th percentile)
8.82% Terrible
Lighting 0.3
Reflection 20.4
Parallax 20.9
0% 13.9 fps
MRender 25.4
Gravity 23
Splatting 16.8
19% 21.7 fps
Poor: 17%
This bench: 8.82%
Great: 20%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
618GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 169 171 173 167 169 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
99% Outstanding
Read 174
Write 172
Mixed 136
SusWrite 170
121% 163 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
246% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 99%
Great: 107%
Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 64GB-$8
48GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 59 59 69 65 69 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
32.5% Below average
Read 112
Write 49.2
Mixed 4.2
SusWrite 64.3
66% 57.3 MB/s
4K Read 8.6
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.3
46% 3 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 32.5%
Great: 28%
ZALMAN ZM-VE350 250GB
12GB free, PID 3e40
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 292
Write 271
Mixed 277
358% 280 MB/s
4K Read 18.7
4K Write 25.6
4K Mixed 21.8
1,682% 22 MB/s
DQ Read 22.1
DQ Write 37.3
DQ Mixed 27
2,269% 28.8 MB/s
Poor: 14% Great: 208%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x4GB-$35
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 933 MHz
Performing below potential (37th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
45.3% Average
MC Read 20.4
MC Write 11.9
MC Mixed 15.1
45% 15.8 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 12.4
30% 10.5 GB/s
Latency 63.6
63% 63.6 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 45.3%
Great: 67%

 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 804 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 69%
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Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $273
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