MSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 48%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics40.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7974
MotherboardMSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160704
Uptime2.9 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 19:17
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (41st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD FX-8320E-$82
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
48% Average
SC Int 72.9
SC Float 62.2
SC Mixed 65.6
54% 66.9 Pts
QC Int 255
QC Float 218
QC Mixed 236
54% 236 Pts
MC Int 392
MC Float 339
MC Mixed 386
56% 373 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 48%
Great: 58%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Gigabyte(1458 3690) 2GB
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
40.1% Average
Lighting 131
Reflection 112
Parallax 125
40% 123 fps
MRender 82.6
Gravity 117
Splatting 80
40% 93.1 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 40.1%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA050 500GB-$25
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS1OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
72.1% Very good
Read 109
Write 143
Mixed 148
101% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.29
4K Write 1.52
4K Mixed 0.17
59% 0.66 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 101%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16G-D3-1600-MR 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
26.6% Poor
MC Read 8.7
MC Write 8.5
MC Mixed 7.6
24% 8.27 GB/s
SC Read 8.4
SC Write 7.7
SC Mixed 8.9
24% 8.33 GB/s
Latency 74.5
54% 74.5 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 26.6%
Great: 62%
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 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 1,675 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $314
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