MSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 60.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics52.7% 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 Drive39.9% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 12 years and 6 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Very high background CPU (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
12 days ago, 12 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7816
MotherboardMSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)  (all builds)
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 15 '22 at 09:24
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Pentium G3258-$80
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
60.4% Good
Memory 91.3
1-Core 90.5
2-Core 182
73% 121 Pts
4-Core 174
8-Core 178
24% 176 Pts
64-Core 179
12% 179 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 364.72
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
52.7% Above average
Lighting 64.9
Reflection 71.5
Parallax 64
52% 66.8 fps
MRender 69.5
Gravity 65
Splatting 56.4
53% 63.6 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 52.7%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 250GB-$99
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 176 102 94 71 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
39.9% Below average
Read 390
Write 192
Mixed 35.8
SusWrite 116
40% 183 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 26.1
4K Mixed 5.6
57% 18.5 MB/s
DQ Read 31.9
DQ Write 27
DQ Mixed 101
56% 53.4 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 39.9%
Great: 103%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$106
2.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 170 178 183 184 181 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 194
Write 195
Mixed 26
SusWrite 172
106% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
153% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 105%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
57.4% Above average
MC Read 19.8
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 18.4
57% 20 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 17.3
SC Mixed 16.7
46% 16.2 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 60%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-G43 (MS-7816) Builds (Compare 1,532 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)

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