MSI Z97M-G43(MS-7924)

Performance Results

Gaming 27%
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 21%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics32.1% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive53.8% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7924
MotherboardMSI Z97M-G43(MS-7924)  (all builds)
Memory3.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160215
Uptime21.1 Days
Run DateNov 12 '22 at 11:59
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i5-4690-$60
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
77% Very good
Memory 93.8
1-Core 71.4
2-Core 204
71% 123 Pts
4-Core 346
8-Core 369
47% 358 Pts
64-Core 367
23% 367 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 77%
Great: 77%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 516.59
Performing below potential (46th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
32.1% Below average
Lighting 40.6
Reflection 35
Parallax 38.4
33% 38 fps
MRender 36.3
Gravity 39.8
Splatting 34.9
30% 37 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 32.1%
Great: 36%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB-$40
106GB free
Firmware: X31200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 361 241 217 218 198 217 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
89.1% Excellent
Read 426
Write 424
Mixed 293
SusWrite 242
78% 346 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 78.7
4K Mixed 38.5
138% 49.3 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 252
211% 305 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 101%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$36
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 79 88 51 52 44 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
53.8% Above average
Read 201
Write 125
Mixed 160
SusWrite 67.8
31% 139 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 71.5
4K Mixed 33.3
119% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 94
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 81.8
70% 100 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 53.8%
Great: 73%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
37.4% Below average
MC Read 12.4
MC Write 12.3
MC Mixed 11.1
34% 11.9 GB/s
SC Read 11.2
SC Write 12.4
SC Mixed 11.5
33% 11.7 GB/s
Latency 60.2
66% 60.2 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 37.4%
Great: 40%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97M-G43(MS-7924) Builds (Compare 363 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop 79%
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI Z97M-G43(MS-7924) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $460
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