MSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics46% 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 Drive111% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory2.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180630
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 13 '21 at 19:52
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (48th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
87.6% Excellent
Memory 96.5
1-Core 130
2-Core 261
93% 163 Pts
4-Core 480
8-Core 331
58% 405 Pts
64-Core 425
28% 425 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
MSI(1462 3161) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 471.11
Performing below potential (16th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
46% Average
Lighting 57.5
Reflection 58.9
Parallax 56.4
46% 57.6 fps
MRender 58.7
Gravity 56.1
Splatting 48.1
46% 54.3 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 46%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX200 250GB-$134
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 407 425 414 298 303 303 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 472
Write 450
Mixed 377
SusWrite 358
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 49
177% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 255
219% 324 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 111%
Great: 113%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
204GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 135 139 141 142 142 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
73.9% Very good
Read 118
Write 122
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 139
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.2
219% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing below potential (16th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
67.3% Good
MC Read 19.6
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 26.4
71% 24.7 GB/s
SC Read 10.3
SC Write 18.6
SC Mixed 7.9
35% 12.3 GB/s
Latency 52.4
76% 52.4 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 108%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 5 2 144 27" 1275 720 GSM5B7F LG ULTRAGEAR
Typical Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970) Builds (Compare 441 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $769
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