MSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 30%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 69.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics57.2% 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.
Memory26GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 26GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7974
MotherboardMSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)  (all builds)
Memory22.1 GB free of 26 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1596 x 996 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160704
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 09 '21 at 15:12
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD FX-6350 Six-Core-$225
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
69.5% Good
Memory 91.4
1-Core 57.9
2-Core 126
59% 91.7 Pts
4-Core 261
8-Core 357
40% 309 Pts
64-Core 356
24% 356 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 69%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Nvidia(10DE 1116) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 416.94
Performing below potential (25th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
57.2% Above average
Lighting 70.2
Reflection 82.2
Parallax 73.4
57% 75.3 fps
MRender 77.2
Gravity 70.5
Splatting 64.6
58% 70.8 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 57.2%
Great: 68%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 2TB (2009)-$81
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 95 93 103 100 101 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
58.4% Above average
Read 106
Write 87.2
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 96.9
67% 90.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.7
155% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 58.4%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1600 CL10 Series F3-12800CL9-2GBNQ Corsair CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 Corsair CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 26GB
800, 800, 800, 800 MHz
8192, 2048, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
44.2% Average
MC Read 18.6
MC Write 13.6
MC Mixed 13.8
44% 15.3 GB/s
SC Read 10.4
SC Write 8.4
SC Mixed 12.8
30% 10.5 GB/s
Latency 65.1
61% 65.1 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 44.2%
Great: 44%

 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 1,019 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 24%
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 19%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $280
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