MSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (6th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 94 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 49.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics73% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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 (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7974
MotherboardMSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)  (all builds)
Memory4.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160704
Uptime62.1 Days
Run DateDec 22 '21 at 00:58
Run Duration233 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 30%
Watch Gameplay: 1070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-6300-$80
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
49.4% Average
Memory 68.2
1-Core 59.4
2-Core 105
49% 77.5 Pts
4-Core 174
8-Core 206
25% 190 Pts
64-Core 244
16% 244 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 68%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$138
Dell(1028 3301) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 496.13
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
73% Very good
Lighting 88.4
Reflection 101
Parallax 92.1
72% 94 fps
MRender 90.8
Gravity 92.9
Splatting 90
75% 91.2 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 73%
Great: 88%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$40
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 75 59 63 40 68 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
44.4% Average
Read 91.4
Write 69.6
Mixed 22.4
SusWrite 63.1
45% 61.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.3
82% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 44.4%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Patriot PSD38G16002 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
35.5% Below average
MC Read 15.1
MC Write 10.1
MC Mixed 13.4
37% 12.9 GB/s
SC Read 7
SC Write 6.9
SC Mixed 9.2
22% 7.7 GB/s
Latency 106
38% 106 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 35.5%
Great: 60%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 49: 5R 8G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
49% 30% 44 218 117 60 31.5" 1536 864 VIZ0090 E321VT
History: Score 29: 4R 2G 3B | Score 49: 5R 8G 0B
Typical 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974) Builds (Compare 1,227 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: $265
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