MSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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.
Graphics31.8% 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 Drive90.4% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7974
MotherboardMSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151217
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 27 '21 at 16:03
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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 way above expectations (94th percentile)
68% Good
Memory 91.3
1-Core 71.9
2-Core 129
62% 97.4 Pts
4-Core 246
8-Core 332
38% 290 Pts
64-Core 331
22% 331 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 68%
Great: 69%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Nvidia(10DE 1138) 2GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 496.76
Performing below potential (30th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
31.8% Below average
Lighting 40.6
Reflection 43.2
Parallax 38.8
33% 40.9 fps
MRender 37.2
Gravity 38.2
Splatting 33.9
31% 36.4 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 31.8%
Great: 36%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$90
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 321 253 223 264 265 215 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
90.4% Outstanding
Read 464
Write 396
Mixed 329
SusWrite 257
81% 361 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 68.4
4K Mixed 43.2
144% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 177
154% 228 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 90.4%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 16GB
800, 800, 800, 800 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
46.4% Average
MC Read 19.8
MC Write 12.9
MC Mixed 16.5
47% 16.4 GB/s
SC Read 10
SC Write 8.1
SC Mixed 12.7
29% 10.3 GB/s
Latency 65.2
61% 65.2 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 46.4%
Great: 62%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 10: 1R 1G 2B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
10% 7% 59 74 2 60 27" 1920 1080 SAM0D32 C27F390
Typical 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974) Builds (Compare 1,152 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $275
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