MSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 45.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics4.68% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (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.
Very high background CPU (43%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7974
MotherboardMSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151217
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 07:21
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 43%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-4300-$53
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
45.5% Average
SC Int 59.4
SC Float 61.5
SC Mixed 66.3
50% 62.4 Pts
QC Int 230
QC Float 203
QC Mixed 231
50% 221 Pts
MC Int 238
MC Float 193
MC Mixed 225
33% 219 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 49%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 630
PNY(196E 0F00) 2GB
CLim: 810 MHz, MLim: 325 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
4.68% Terrible
Lighting 14.4
Reflection 14.3
Parallax 12.1
4% 13.6 fps
MRender 12
Gravity 14.4
Splatting 8.1
5% 11.5 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4.68%
Great: 7%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$59
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX4OABS0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
90.9% Outstanding
Read 159
Write 158
Mixed 161
120% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.18
86% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 90.9%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378B1G73DB0-CK0 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
43.7% Average
MC Read 18.8
MC Write 11.3
MC Mixed 16.3
44% 15.5 GB/s
SC Read 9.7
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 12.7
29% 10.2 GB/s
Latency 75.3
53% 75.3 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 43.7%
Great: 60%
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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 1,664 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

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

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