MSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 96.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics65.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive119% 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170418
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 01 '17 at 08:32
Run Duration191 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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 Core i5-6600K-$220
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
96.9% Outstanding
SC Int 124
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 128
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 492
QC Float 530
QC Mixed 512
116% 511 Pts
MC Int 494
MC Float 531
MC Mixed 512
77% 512 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$400
CLim: 1328 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.6.2
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
65.2% Good
Lighting 185
Reflection 182
Parallax 252
65% 206 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 178
Splatting 132
66% 153 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
274GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 519
Write 402
Mixed 413
99% 445 MB/s
4K Read 49.1
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 51.5
194% 67.1 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 129
150% 259 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 119%
Great: 116%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
208GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 415
Mixed 421
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 48.9
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 52
195% 67.9 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 130
150% 260 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 120%
Great: 116%
OCZ Agility 3 120GB-$102
84GB free
Firmware: 2.25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
58% Above average
Read 205
Write 145
Mixed 153
37% 168 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 13.8
121% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 151
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 35
57% 110 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 58%
Great: 50%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB-$47
728GB free
Firmware: JP4OA3EA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
65.2% Good
Read 107
Write 120
Mixed 118
87% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.19
4K Mixed 0.42
92% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 75%
WD My Passport 0830 1TB
881GB free, PID 0830
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
43.5% Average
Read 100
Write 104
Mixed 73.3
117% 92.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.25
78% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 43.5%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$190
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
86.1% Excellent
MC Read 30.7
MC Write 33.3
MC Mixed 27
87% 30.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.5
SC Write 34.7
SC Mixed 25.8
76% 26.7 GB/s
Latency 59.3
67% 59.3 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 89%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A-G43 PLUS (MS-7970) Builds (Compare 328 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $881
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