MSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics68.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive64.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory3.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160523
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '17 at 05:50
Run Duration163 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$270
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
82.1% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 118
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 372
QC Float 401
QC Mixed 396
88% 390 Pts
MC Int 590
MC Float 663
MC Mixed 618
93% 624 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$265
CLim: 1342 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.5.2
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
68.6% Good
Lighting 201
Reflection 181
Parallax 269
70% 217 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 192
Splatting 132
68% 157 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$60
36GB free
Firmware: Z22000RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
64.2% Good
Read 493
Write 205
Mixed 289
72% 329 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 80.3
4K Mixed 3.95
88% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 155
DQ Write 200
DQ Mixed 23.8
61% 126 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 80%
WD Black 6TB (2015)-$290
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
87% Excellent
Read 132
Write 171
Mixed 129
108% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.88
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.34
124% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 87%
Great: 132%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
433GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
77.8% Very good
Read 176
Write 95.1
Mixed 145
105% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.25
78% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 77.8%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-2666 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
68.6% Good
MC Read 26.3
MC Write 24.8
MC Mixed 20.5
68% 23.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 24.2
SC Mixed 22.2
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 62.3
64% 62.3 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 102%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970) Builds (Compare 293 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $810
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