MSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics48.6% 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 Drive58.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (70%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7816
MotherboardMSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160218
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 16 '21 at 18:42
Run Duration210 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU 70%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$150
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
77.9% Very good
Memory 91.1
1-Core 113
2-Core 216
82% 140 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 340
50% 361 Pts
64-Core 304
20% 304 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
Gainward(10B0 13C2) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 471.96
Performing below potential (46th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
48.6% Average
Lighting 62.8
Reflection 69.7
Parallax 55
51% 62.5 fps
MRender 68.3
Gravity 55.2
Splatting 52.2
46% 58.6 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 48.6%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB-$35
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P0801A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 127 61 85 66 65 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
58.3% Above average
Read 365
Write 403
Mixed 298
SusWrite 93.8
65% 290 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 31.6
4K Mixed 26.6
88% 27.6 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 256
187% 243 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 58.3%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$32
591GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 50 51 66 45 49 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
20.9% Poor
Read 24.4
Write 49
Mixed 29.6
SusWrite 48.3
28% 37.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.4
80% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 20.9%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
60% Good
MC Read 21.2
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 18.9
60% 20.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.6
SC Write 20.7
SC Mixed 18.3
51% 17.9 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 60%
Great: 64%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 26: 3R 1G 8B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
26% 26% 47 106 5 60 23.5" 1920 1080 SAM0D2C C24F390
History: Score 32: 3R 4G 5B | Score 26: 3R 1G 8B
Typical Z97-G43 (MS-7816) Builds (Compare 1,402 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $590
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