MSI Z97-G43 GAMING (MS-7816)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (91st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 9 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics50.8% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive96.5% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
23 days ago, 23 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7816
MotherboardMSI Z97-G43 GAMING (MS-7816)  (all builds)
Memory5.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140411
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 31 '17 at 13:38
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3-$330
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
83% Excellent
SC Int 104
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 108
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 388
QC Float 425
QC Mixed 428
94% 414 Pts
MC Int 524
MC Float 569
MC Mixed 561
82% 551 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 83%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
50.8% Above average
Lighting 160
Reflection 92.1
Parallax 212
55% 155 fps
MRender 70.1
Gravity 155
Splatting 101
48% 109 fps
Poor: 40%
This bench: 50.8%
Great: 52%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
18GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
96.5% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 323
Mixed 385
91% 409 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 32.7
143% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 46.6
102% 209 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 96.5%
Great: 95%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x4GB-$68
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
57.4% Above average
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 21
MC Mixed 16.7
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 20.1
SC Mixed 17.7
49% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 62.2
64% 62.2 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 60%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97-G43 GAMING (MS-7816)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $841
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