MSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
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 42.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics43.8% 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 Drive43.7% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7974
MotherboardMSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)  (all builds)
Memory3.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151217
Uptime17.9 Days
Run DateNov 11 '19 at 01:05
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (41st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-6300-$90
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
42.9% Average
1-Core 69
2-Core 125
46% 97.1 Pts
4-Core 227
8-Core 288
34% 257 Pts
64-Core 296
20% 296 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 42.9%
Great: 50%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$140
CLim: 1288 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.9.3
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
43.8% Average
Lighting 141
Reflection 165
Parallax 183
37% 163 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 154
Splatting 124
44% 140 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 43.8%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 320 Series 160GB-$90
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 120 99 103 90 70 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
43.7% Average
Read 250
Write 162
Mixed 157
SusWrite 103
37% 168 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 32.5
4K Mixed 21.4
73% 24.2 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 72.6
DQ Mixed 64.8
59% 91.7 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 43.7%
Great: 51%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB-$49
262GB free
Firmware: JP4OA3FE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 94 99 98 97 97 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
60.3% Good
Read 113
Write 120
Mixed 55.3
SusWrite 97.1
70% 96.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
38.5% Below average
MC Read 15.7
MC Write 11.8
MC Mixed 13.2
39% 13.6 GB/s
SC Read 7.1
SC Write 8
SC Mixed 8.8
23% 7.97 GB/s
Latency 72.2
55% 72.2 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 38.5%
Great: 63%
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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 2,660 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

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

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