MSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 73.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics53.3% 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 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 days ago, 4 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory3.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150910
Uptime42.1 Days
Run DateNov 30 '19 at 15:06
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
73.8% Very good
1-Core 111
2-Core 218
77% 164 Pts
4-Core 418
8-Core 412
57% 415 Pts
64-Core 414
28% 414 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
MSI(1462 3161) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
53.3% Above average
Lighting 204
Reflection 176
Parallax 194
54% 192 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 191
Splatting 123
54% 155 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 53.3%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 67 74 86 81 84 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
51.4% Above average
Read 101
Write 96.5
Mixed 57.5
SusWrite 78.1
61% 83.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
196% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 108%
Seagate Expansion 4TB
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 128 135 136 136 133 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
67.5% Good
Read 101
Write 130
Mixed 75
SusWrite 134
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.7
184% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (26th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
72.6% Very good
MC Read 27
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 21.6
74% 25.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 25.4
SC Mixed 21.4
60% 20.8 GB/s
Latency 65.8
61% 65.8 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 108%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 72%
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Desktop
Desktop 74%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $743
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