MSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 57.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics32.6% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 7 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7974
MotherboardMSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160704
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 10 '18 at 11:55
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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-6300-$78
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 4.3 GHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
57.1% Above average
SC Int 89
SC Float 75.1
SC Mixed 81.2
66% 81.8 Pts
QC Int 294
QC Float 255
QC Mixed 280
63% 276 Pts
MC Int 411
MC Float 352
MC Mixed 406
59% 390 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 57%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 460-$104
CLim: 1279 MHz, MLim: 1781 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.2.2
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
32.6% Below average
Lighting 93.1
Reflection 86.9
Parallax 122
32% 101 fps
MRender 66.8
Gravity 86.3
Splatting 81.5
33% 78.2 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 32.6%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 1TB
840GB free
Firmware: 2AR1 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
59.1% Above average
Read 102
Write 103
Mixed 91.4
74% 99.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.79
4K Mixed 0.33
88% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 59.1%
Great: 59%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB-$50
519GB free
Firmware: JP4O Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
68.2% Good
Read 120
Write 118
Mixed 102
85% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.34
89% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 75%
WD WD3200AVJS-63WDA0 320GB
219GB free
Firmware: 12.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
32.8% Below average
Read 62
Write 51.9
Mixed 55.3
42% 56.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.42
105% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 32.8%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5471-020.A00LF 99U5471-020.A00LF 99U5471-012.A00LF 9905471-021.A00LF 16GB
667, 667, 667, 667 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
48.2% Average
MC Read 20.9
MC Write 13.2
MC Mixed 17.7
49% 17.3 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 8
SC Mixed 11.8
29% 10.1 GB/s
Latency 66.8
60% 66.8 ns
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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 1,506 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop 48%
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $318
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