MSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 54.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics44.9% 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 Drive72.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
5 months ago, 5 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7974
MotherboardMSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160704
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 18 '17 at 22:53
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (55th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD FX-8350-$121
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
54.5% Above average
SC Int 81.1
SC Float 70.5
SC Mixed 76.4
61% 76 Pts
QC Int 298
QC Float 258
QC Mixed 260
62% 272 Pts
MC Int 481
MC Float 419
MC Mixed 468
69% 456 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
44.9% Average
Lighting 155
Reflection 126
Parallax 138
46% 139 fps
MRender 81.6
Gravity 133
Splatting 90.6
44% 102 fps
Poor: 37%
This bench: 44.9%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Patriot Blast 480GB
246GB free
Firmware: SAFM Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
72.8% Very good
Read 506
Write 320
Mixed 329
85% 385 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 51.8
4K Mixed 10.4
84% 30.3 MB/s
DQ Read 267
DQ Write 141
DQ Mixed 48
77% 152 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 72.8%
Great: 82%
Toshiba X300 4TB-$115
2.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
93% Outstanding
Read 164
Write 159
Mixed 145
117% 156 MB/s
4K Read 4.46
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.34
265% 2.36 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 93%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1600 CL10 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
30.8% Below average
MC Read 10.5
MC Write 10.1
MC Mixed 8.9
28% 9.83 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 9.9
26% 9.27 GB/s
Latency 70.7
57% 70.7 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 30.8%
Great: 62%
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 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 946 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $527
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